The following series consists of separate volumes of the works of Chaucer, individually edited with introductions, notes and glossaries by Maurice Hussey, James Winny and A.C. Spearing....
|Title||:||The Canon Yeoman's Prologue and Tale: From the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
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The Canon Yeoman's Prologue and Tale: From the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Reviews
"The Canon Yeoman's Tale" was a very interesting tale. At first it was a slow read, but as I got farther the better it became. This tale is about a Canon and his Yeoman going on a pilgrimage with a group of people to get help them find the Philosopher's Stone. The Yeoman explains about how he had nice clothes, a comfortable living but because what he practiced he lost it all.I would recommend this book to anyone that loves medieval books because this book takes place in the medieval times.
Fragment 8 of Canterbury Tales and we're approaching the end (just two fragments to go, each consisting of just a single tale). These two were among the least interesting so far. The Second Nun's Tale is a religious story of St Cecilia who, on her wedding night converts her new husband to her vow of chastity, who then also converts his brother. The two men then get their heads cut off and Cecilia gets tied up in her house which is set on fire, a soldier then tries to cut off her head but only half succeeds and she spends the next three days preaching and converting with her head hanging off - how she became the patron saint of music, I don't know. Apparently some scholars suggest that the Second Nun's Tale is actually intended to be the second tale told by the earlier nun (or Prioress) as only one nun is described in the General Prologue.The Canon Yeoman's tale (like the Wife of Bath's) is less interesting than his prologue - the Canon and his Yeoman join the group on en-route and are our first new arrivals since they left their hostel all those days and days ago. The Yeoman wants to escape his Canon who he says is a fraud, pretending to be an alchemist, but actually just stealing money. The Canon goes off in a huff, to leave the Yeoman to tell his tale of an even more devious Canon / Alchemist. However the tale doesn't really go anywhere or do anything other than point out to be careful when dealing with offers that appear too good to be true.I have a feeling that the best of the Canterbury Tales are now well past.