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The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale (Selected Tal&hellip by Geoffrey Chaucer
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Chaucer's middle english is at first confusing but the content is worth the trouble. The good detailed notes and glossary at the end of this edition explain the fourteenth century jokes and references, even if they are not so funny after six hundred or so years. The messages of the Prologue and Tale are however very relevant, showing the problems and contradictions of a woman seeking equality in a male dominated society.