The Age of Chaucer
Author/s: Valerie Allen
This book explores the world in which Chaucer wrote; it offers opportunities for comparison between his work and that of his near contemporaries; and discusses stylistic variations to be found between Chaucer and other writers, and within Chaucer’s own texts.
- Each title includes a wide-ranging yet carefully levelled introductory discussion of a literary period, genre or theme, to provide students with an excellent introduction to an area of literature.
- Helps students to address the new assessment objective 4 ('demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received') - worth up to 35% of the A level qualification under new guidelines.
- Discussion questions and end-of-section tasks offer an invaluable resource for self study as well as helpful exam preparation.
- A mini-anthology of texts and extracts saves teachers time searching for appropriate 'wider reading' texts.