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The Canterbury Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

"The characters of Chaucer's pilgrims," said William Blake, "are the characters which compose all ages and nations." In The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer found an original way of combining characters and anecdotes to produce a portrait of a burgeoning medieval society. His characters, finely drawn representatives of the religious and secular institutions of their time, are also individuals whose appeal has survived the six centuries since their conception. The tales range from rich exotica to crude humor, form lives of saints to the demise of scoundrels. Throughout, we are conscious of Chaucer's irony, humanity, curiosity, and sheer enjoyment of life. In this new verse translation, the first in over thirty years, poet and writer David Wright has made The Canterbury Tales accessible to all, while preserving the wit and vivacity of Chaucer's Middle English classic.

Synopsis:

A reissue of Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales".

Synopsis:

David Wright's new translation of The Canterbury Tales into modern verse--the first to appear in over thirty years--makes one of the greatest works of English literature accessible to all readers while preserving the wit and vivacity of Chaucer's original text.

Table of Contents

Wilde the writer


The journalist


'Of making many books'


The dramatist


The Bodley Head


Post-prison and posthumous works


The writer at work


Appendix: Wilde's books


Select Bibliography


Index


Product Details

ISBN:
9780192833600
Adapted:
Wright, David
Introduction:
Wright, David
Author:
null, David
Author:
null, Geoffrey
Author:
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Author:
Wright, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | Medieval
Subject:
Literature/English | Bri
Subject:
tish Literature | Medieval
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 96-6
Publication Date:
19980709
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 illus.
Pages:
412
Dimensions:
5 x 7.5 x 1.3 in 0.875 lb

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