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Worldview Guide for The Canterbury Tales
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"Spring has arrived, prompting folks from all stations of medieval life to pilgrimage together to the shrine of Thomas Becket. Because long trips tend to be rather dull, the travelers begin a storytelling competition featuring roosters, murders, bewitched hags, banished wives in barrels, plenty of adulterers, a whole host of churchmen, and a frying pan whisked to hell." ~From Elizabeth Howard's guide

Look Inside the Guide

The Worldview Guides from the Canon Classics Literature Series provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. Each Worldview Guide presents the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coach—and a treasure map, and a compass, and a key—to help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and begin to master the classics.

The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review.

A free classics test and answer key are also available here.

What People Are Saying about the Worldview Guides:

"The content is excellent" -Cathy Duffy, Homeschool Reviewer

"this book is nice enough I'll probably get the paper copy of the next canon classic worldview guide I get." -student

"Can't wait to order more of these Worldview Guides to accompany my reading and re-reading of classics." -a reader

Elizabeth Howard is an adjunct faculty member at Bethlehem College & Seminary and is pursuing her PhD in English at the University of Minnesota. She has taught a range of literature, Rhetoric, composition, and language courses at The Potter's School and Mars Hill Academy. She and her husband Zach, who also teaches at Bethlehem, have two daughters.

IMPRINT: Canon Classics Literature Series

AUTHOR: Elizabeth Howard

PAGE COUNT: 58 pages

SIZE: 5x8"

ISBN 10: 1-944503-87-0

ISBN-13: 978-1-944503-87-1

PUB. DATE: April 7, 2017