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At the Tabard Inn in Southwark, in the London of the late 1300s, a band of men and women from all walks of life have gathered to begin a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas à Becket at Canterbury. To relieve the tedium of the journey, the host of the inn proposes that each of the pilgrims tell a favorite story, promising that the best storyteller will be treated to a fi ne dinner on the group's return to Southwark.

So begins one of the earliest masterpieces of English literature, a collection of stories as much prized for the portraits of its story tellers as for the stories they tell — portraits that reveal much of the rich social fabric of 14th-century England. Now three of the most popular tales — along with the charming General Prologue have been selected for this edition: The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Prologue and Tale, and The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale.

Animated by Chaucer's sly humor, flair for characterization and wise humanity, the stories have been recast into modern verse that captures the lively spirit of the originals. Highly entertaining, they represent an excellent entree to the rest of The Canterbury Tales and to the pleasures of medieval poetry in general.

Synopsis:

Delightful collection includes the General Prologue plus three of the most popular tales: "The Knight's Tale," "The Miller's Prologue and Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale." In modern English. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Synopsis:

Delightful collection includes the General Prologue plus three of the most popular tales: "The Knight's Tale," "The Miller's Prologue and Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale." In modern English. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

About the Author

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. His greatest work stands as The Canterbury Tales.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486282411
Author:
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Subject:
Tales, Medieval
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.27 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Delightful collection includes the General Prologue plus three of the most popular tales: "The Knight's Tale," "The Miller's Prologue and Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale." In modern English. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
"Synopsis" by ,
Delightful collection includes the General Prologue plus three of the most popular tales: "The Knight's Tale," "The Miller's Prologue and Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale." In modern English. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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