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The Wife of Bath—An Independent Woman

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

The Wife of Bath—An Independent Woman

Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Chaucer worked harder on the Wife of Bath than on any other character in The Canterbury Tales, leaving us not one but four separate perspectives on one of literature’s most memorable female characters. Discover what Chaucer reveals about her, the time she lives in, and the surprising complexity of her character.

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