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The Wife of Bath

Ruth Mazo Karras

in Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

The Wife of Bath and, by extension, Chaucer’s views on women, have been the subject of much debate. For some critics, she can be seen as a protofeminist character who expresses women’s resistance to ... More


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