The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

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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.

Baker & Taylor
A modern English translation, background information and glossary accompany the original Middle English text of Chaucer's poem about travelers on a pilgrimage

& Taylor

A modern English translation, background information, and a glossary accompany the original Middle English text of Chaucer's collection of twenty-nine tales about a group of travelers on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Reissue.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1964, 2006
Edition: Bantam classic edition
ISBN: 9780553210828
Branch Call Number: 821 CHAUC
Characteristics: xliii, 643 pages ; 18 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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