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Publisher Comments:

Nevill Coghills masterly and vivid modern English verse translation with all the vigor and poetry of Chaucers fourteenth-century Middle English

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. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knights account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Baths Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, The Canterbury Tales offer us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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.

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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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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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"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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