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The Resource The good wife of Bath : a (mostly) true story, Karen Brooks

The good wife of Bath : a (mostly) true story, Karen Brooks

Label
The good wife of Bath : a (mostly) true story
Title
The good wife of Bath
Title remainder
a (mostly) true story
Statement of responsibility
Karen Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
England, The Year of Our Lord, 1364. When married off aged 12 to an elderly farmer, Eleanor Cornfed, who's constantly told to seek redemption for her many sins, quickly realises it won't matter what she says or does, God is not on her side - or any poor woman's for that matter. But Eleanor was born under the joint signs of Venus and Mars. Both a lover and a fighter, she will not bow meekly to fate. Even if five marriages, several pilgrimages, many lovers, violence, mayhem and wildly divergent fortunes (that swoop up and down as if spinning on Fortuna's Wheel itself) do not for a peaceful life make. Aided and abetted by her trusty god-sibling Alyson, the counsel of one Geoffrey Chaucer, and a good head for business, Eleanor fights to protect those she loves from the vagaries of life, the character deficits of her many husbands, the brutalities of medieval England and her own fatal flaw, a lusty appreciation of mankind. All while continuing to pursue the one thing all women want - control of their own lives. This funny, picaresque, clever retelling of Chaucer's 'Wife of Bath' from The Canterbury Tales is a cutting assessment of what happens when male power is left to run unchecked, as well as a recasting of a literary classic that gives a maligned character her own voice, and allows her to tell her own (mostly) true story
Cataloging source
AU@
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Brooks, Karen
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Wife of Bath (Fictitious character)
  • Married women
  • Divorced women
  • Female friendship
  • Feminism
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Men
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The good wife of Bath : a (mostly) true story, Karen Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Control code
000068882354
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Australian paperback edition.
Extent
541 pages
Isbn
9781489277466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1244172978
Label
The good wife of Bath : a (mostly) true story, Karen Brooks
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Control code
000068882354
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Australian paperback edition.
Extent
541 pages
Isbn
9781489277466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1244172978

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