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The Canterbury Tales (Modern Library Classics)

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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.

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Beyond its importance as a literary work of unvarnished genius, Geoffrey Chaucers unfinished epic poem is also one of the most beloved works in the English language-and for good reason: It is lively, absorbing, perceptive, and outrageously funny. But despite the brilliance of Chaucers work, the continual evolution of our language has rendered his words unfamiliar to many of us. Esteemed poet, translator, and scholar Burton Raffels magnificent new unabridged translation brings Chaucers poetry back to life, ensuring that none of the originals wit, wisdom, or humanity is lost to the modern reader. This Modern Library edition also features an Introduction by the widely influential medievalist and author John Miles Foley that discusses Chaucers work as well as his life and times.

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ISBN:
9780812978452
Author:
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Modern Library
Translator:
Raffel, Burton
Introduction by:
Foley, John Miles
Introduction:
Foley, John Miles
Author:
Foley, John Miles
Author:
Raffel, Burton
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Subject:
poetry;fiction;classic;literature;classics;medieval;chaucer;england;14th century;medieval literature;short stories;english literature;english;british;middle ages;history;british literature;pilgrimage;humor;religion;verse;classic literature;stories;geoffre
Subject:
poetry;fiction;classic;literature;classics;medieval;chaucer;england;14th century;medieval literature;short stories;english literature;english;british;middle ages;history;british literature;pilgrimage;humor;religion;verse;classic literature;stories;geoffre
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
8.02x5.30x1.42 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Beyond its importance as a literary work of unvarnished genius, Geoffrey Chaucers unfinished epic poem is also one of the most beloved works in the English language-and for good reason: It is lively, absorbing, perceptive, and outrageously funny. But despite the brilliance of Chaucers work, the continual evolution of our language has rendered his words unfamiliar to many of us. Esteemed poet, translator, and scholar Burton Raffels magnificent new unabridged translation brings Chaucers poetry back to life, ensuring that none of the originals wit, wisdom, or humanity is lost to the modern reader. This Modern Library edition also features an Introduction by the widely influential medievalist and author John Miles Foley that discusses Chaucers work as well as his life and times.
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