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Comment: From The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerEdited with Introduction, Notes and Glossary by A.C.SpearingThis book has soft covers.Ex-library,With usual stamps and markings,In good all round condition.
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The Franklin's Prologue and Tale Paperback – 1965

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (1965)
  • ASIN: B00804ARMY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 1999
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Who is the narrator? By the end of the tale i was confused if Chaucer, The Franklin or one of his characters was speaking to me! Chaucer, the author of Canterbury Tales introdues the Franlin who now has to tell his tale to the rest of a pilgrimage on their way to Canterbury. The franklin who is just below the nobility in rank spells out an exquisite teale in which Arveragus marries Dorigen and promises never to be her master or force her to do anything unwillfully. Arveragus soon departs the scene as he goes to fight abroad and along comes Aurelius who declares his true love for Dorigen. Dorigen is upset and is in two minds what to do so she casts Aureilus away by setting him an impossible task of removing all the rocks in the sea to win her love. Aurelius nearly dies but with help from his brother and a magician an illusion is created whereby all the rocks disappear. Dorigen is now in trouble as Arveragus returns and she cannot possibly confess to love both men at the same time. She tells Arveragus of the situation who forces her to live with Aurelius. Dorigen thinks about committing suicide but then decides to approach Aurelius who forgives her and tells her to live with her husband. Aurelius now has no money to pay the magician for his illusion but all ends well as the magician lets him off. Who is the most kindes of them all? It is difficult to suggest who but this tale is so enthralling that you have to read it to believe it!
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