The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale

The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale

Paperback Philip Allan Literature Guide for A-level

By (author) Richard Swan

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  • Publisher: Philip Allan Updates
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 243mm x 3mm | 208g
  • Publication date: 5 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444121596
  • ISBN 13: 9781444121599
  • Illustrations note: Full colour illustrations plus photos
  • Sales rank: 991,520

Product description

For study or revision, these guides are the perfect accompaniment to the set text, providing invaluable background and exam advice. Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) offer succinct and accessible coverage of all key aspects of the set text and are designed to challenge and develop your knowledge, encouraging you to reach your full potential. Each full colour guide: - Gives you the confidence that you know your set text inside out, with insightful coverage for you to develop your understanding of context, characters, quotations, themes and style - Ensures you are fully prepared for your exams: each guide shows you how your set text will be measured against assessment objectives of the main specification - Develops the skills you need to do well in your exams, with tasks and practice questions in the guide, and lots more completely free online, including podcasts, glossaries, sample essays and revision advice at

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Author information

Richard Swan has taught A-level English for more than 30 years, and is author of several Teacher Resource Packs and Student Guides on Chaucer published by Philip Allan Updates. He is the former Head of English and current Vice-Principal at the Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone. He also writes critical articles, review and poetry. The series editor Nicola Onyett has extensive experience of teaching at GCSE, AS, A2 and university level. She is an editor of The English Review.

Table of contents

Using this guide Synopsis Chapter summaries and commentaries Themes Characters Form, structure and language Contexts Working with the text Meeting the Assessment Objectives Top ten quotations Taking it further