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Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Tales gathers twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble Plowman.

This new edition includes a comprehensive introduction that summarizes some of the most important historical events and movements that defined the world of Chaucer and his pilgrims; two additional tales (Reeve's and Shipman's); introductions for each tale designed to prepare the reader for a better understanding and enjoyment of the tale; newly written and conveniently placed explanatory notes; and a new, more easily understood system for learning to pronounce Chaucerian Middle English.

From the Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Canterbury Tales gather twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble plowman. A graceful modren translation facing each page of the text allows the contemporary reader to enjoy the fast pace of these selections from The Canterbury Tales with the poetry of the Middle English original always at first hand.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679601258
Author:
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Subject:
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- England -- Canterbury -- Poetry.
Edition Number:
1994
Edition Description:
1994 Modern Library ed.
Series:
Modern Library of the World's Best Books
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
November 1994
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
7.56x5.01x1.53 in. 1.26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Canterbury Tales gather twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble plowman. A graceful modren translation facing each page of the text allows the contemporary reader to enjoy the fast pace of these selections from The Canterbury Tales with the poetry of the Middle English original always at first hand.

From the Hardcover edition.

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