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A group of pilgrims bound for Canterbury Cathedral agree to pass the weary miles by taking turns at storytelling. The travelers―noble, coarse, jolly, and pious―offer a vibrant portrait of fourteenth-century English life. Their narratives form English literature's greatest collection of chivalric romances, bawdy tales, fables, legends, and other stories.

The Canterbury Tales reflects a society in transition, as a middle class began to emerge from England's feudal system. Craftsmen and laborers ride side by side with the gentry on the road to the shrine of St. Thomas à Becket, and their discussions and arguments about ethical issues mirror their changing world. The pilgrims' conversations and stories also reveal their individual personalities, and Chaucer's vivid, realistic characterizations assured the Tales an instant and enduring success. Each pilgrim's story can be read separately and appreciated in its own right; all appear here in a lucid translation into modern English verse by J. U. Nicolson.

Dover (2015) republication of the modern English verse translation by J. U. Nicolson, originally published in 1934.

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A group of pilgrims recount chivalric romances, bawdy tales, fables, legends, and more. Noble, coarse, jolly, and pious, their stories are translated into modern English verse by J. U. Nicolson.

Synopsis:

A group of pilgrims bound for Canterbury Cathedral agree to pass the weary miles by taking turns at storytelling&#8212;thus begins English literatures greatest collection of chivalric romances, bawdy tales, fables, legends, and other stories. The 14th-century pilgrims represent a range of philosophies, professions, and temperaments, and their vivid, realistic characterizations assured the Tales an instant and enduring success. Each pilgrims story can be read separately and appreciated in its own right; all appear here in a lucid translation into modern English verse by J. U. Nicolson.

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Unabridged republication of the modern English verse translation by J U Nicholson.

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:
9780486431628
Translator:
Nicolson, J. U.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Nicolson, J. U.
Author:
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Subject:
Tales, Medieval
Subject:
Canterbury
Subject:
Canterbury tales.
Subject:
Medieval literature
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Subject:
Canter
Subject:
bury Tales
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
3116
Publication Date:
20150231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.93 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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A group of pilgrims recount chivalric romances, bawdy tales, fables, legends, and more. Noble, coarse, jolly, and pious, their stories are translated into modern English verse by J. U. Nicolson.

"Synopsis" by ,
A group of pilgrims bound for Canterbury Cathedral agree to pass the weary miles by taking turns at storytelling&#8212;thus begins English literatures greatest collection of chivalric romances, bawdy tales, fables, legends, and other stories. The 14th-century pilgrims represent a range of philosophies, professions, and temperaments, and their vivid, realistic characterizations assured the Tales an instant and enduring success. Each pilgrims story can be read separately and appreciated in its own right; all appear here in a lucid translation into modern English verse by J. U. Nicolson.
"Synopsis" by , Unabridged republication of the modern English verse translation by J U Nicholson.
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