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Canterbury Tales

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Publisher Comments:

David Wright's prose version of Chaucer's classic.

Synopsis:

The Canterbury Tales is one of the most astonishing productions of the Middle Ages. Not only is it completely original in concept and method, but its range and variety have never been surpassed within the confines of a single work. The idea of the pilgrimage to Canterbury, in which men and women drawn from all classes of life lighten their journey by telling tales in keeping with their various characters and callings, is much more than a mechanic peg on which to hang a miscellany of stories.

About the Author

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London about 1340, the son of a well-to-do and well-connected wine merchant. In 1360, after his capture while fighting in the French wars, Edward III paid his ransom, and later Chaucer married Philippa de Roet, a maid of honor to the queen and sister-in-law to John of Gaunt, Chaucer's patron.

Chaucer's oeuvre is commonly divided into three periods: the French (to 1372), consisting of such works as a translation of the Roman de la Rose and The Book of the Duchess; the Italian (1372-1385), including The House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls and Troilus and Criseyde; and the English (1385-1400), culminating in The Canterbury Tales. In 1400, he died, leaving 24 of the apparently 120 tales he had planned for his final masterpiece. Chaucer became the first of England's great men to be buried in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.

    

Peter G. Beidler is the Lucy G. Moses Distinguished Professor of English at Lehigh University. He is the author of a dozen books and more than 150 articles. In the summer of 2005 he directed a seminar for high school teachers on Chaucer's Canterbury Comedies (the seminar was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities). He and his wife Anne have four children.

From the Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394702933
Translator:
Wright, David
Author:
Wright, David
Author:
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Classics
Series Volume:
293
Publication Date:
19650731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.30x4.36x.72 in. .49 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Canterbury Tales is one of the most astonishing productions of the Middle Ages. Not only is it completely original in concept and method, but its range and variety have never been surpassed within the confines of a single work. The idea of the pilgrimage to Canterbury, in which men and women drawn from all classes of life lighten their journey by telling tales in keeping with their various characters and callings, is much more than a mechanic peg on which to hang a miscellany of stories.
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