Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales

Book - 1992
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The precise, unerring, delicately emphatic characterizations for which The Canterbury Tales is so famous are no more extraordinary than Chaucer’s utter mastery of English rhythms and his effortless versification. Ranging from animal fables to miniature epics of courtly love and savagely hilarious comedies of sexual comeuppance, these stories told by pilgrims on the way to the shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury reveal a teeming, vital fourteenth-century English society on the verge of its Renaissance.

These tales bring together a band of pilgrims who represented most of the occupations and social groups of the time. The diversity of the narrators in turn made possible a varied collection of tales including chivalric romance, spiritual allegory, courtly lay, beast fable and literary satire.

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Baker & Taylor
The poem, in the original Middle English, is accompanied by background information, notes, and marginal glosses, and tells the story of a group of travelers on a pilgrimage

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1992
ISBN: 9780679409892
0679409890
Branch Call Number: 821 CHAUC
Characteristics: xli, 607 pages ; 22 cm

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Jul 16, 2012

Very, VERY difficult to read. The writing style is challenging to a point of nearly frustrating.

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