Canterbury TalesBook - 1992
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.
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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