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Publisher Comments:

With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life—from knight to nun, miller to monk—reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century that is as robust as it is representative.

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Review:

"Nevill Coghill's easy, seductive translation ensures that this, the most popular work in English Literature — now 600 years old — will run through yet more centuries, delighting yet more readers, shaping more writers." Melvyn Bragg

Synopsis:

In "The Canterbury Tales", Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. This version of the text has been translated into modern English by Nevill Coghill.

Synopsis:

With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life—from knight to nun, miller to monk—reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century that is as robust as it is representative.

About the Author

Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1342-1400) had a career in royal service as a member of the court and a diplomat. His literary work, notable for its range of genres, helped establish the English literary tradition.

Nevill Coghill (1899-1980) held many appointments at Oxford University. His translation of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde is also published by Penguin Classics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140424386
Translator:
Coghill, Nevill
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Coghill, Nevill
Author:
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Author:
Coghill, Nevill
Location:
London
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
England
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Subject:
Tales, Medieval
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
107-292
Publication Date:
February 4, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.82x5.12x.92 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » United Kingdom » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Chaucer
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Product details 528 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140424386 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Nevill Coghill's easy, seductive translation ensures that this, the most popular work in English Literature — now 600 years old — will run through yet more centuries, delighting yet more readers, shaping more writers."
"Synopsis" by , In "The Canterbury Tales", Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. This version of the text has been translated into modern English by Nevill Coghill.
"Synopsis" by ,
With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life—from knight to nun, miller to monk—reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century that is as robust as it is representative.
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