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A Merchant’s Franklin’s Tale

A Merchant’s Franklin’s Tale

Paper given by Michael Johnston,Purdue University

Truth and Tales: Medieval Popular Culture and the Written Word: 4th Annual Chaucer Canada Seminar, University of Toronto (2012)

Examines Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Franklin’s Tale, found in The Canterbury Tales, and a 15th century exemplum known as A Good Matter of the Merchant and His Son, which should be read as ideological foil to Chaucer’s tale, and how both works depicts merchants and Franklins in late medieval England.

Click here to visit Michael Johnston’s page at the University of Purdue

 

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