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Canterbury Tales (Everyman's Library Classics)
Canterbury Tales (Everyman's Library Classics)
by Geoffrey Chaucer




Edition: Hardcover

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Product Description:

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.

Amazon.com Review:

On a spring day in April--sometime in the waning years of the 14th century--29 travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett. Among them is a knight, a monk, a prioress, a plowman, a miller, a merchant, a clerk, and an oft-widowed wife from Bath. Travel is arduous and wearing; to maintain their spirits, this band of pilgrims entertains each other with a series of tall tales that span the spectrum of literary genres. Five hundred years later, people are still reading Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. If you haven't yet made the acquaintance of the Franklin, the Pardoner, or the Squire because you never learned Middle English, take heart: this edition of the Tales has been translated into modern idiom.

From the heroic romance of "The Knight's Tale" to the low farce embodied in the stories of the Miller, the Reeve, and the Merchant, Chaucer treated such universal subjects as love, sex, and death in poetry that is simultaneously witty, insightful, and poignant. The Canterbury Tales is a grand tour of 14th-century English mores and morals--one that modern-day readers will enjoy.




Product Details/Specifications:

Authors:
Geoffrey Chaucer

Creators:
A.C. Cawley (Editor)
Derek Pearsall (Introduction)

Recording label: Everyman's Library
Publishers:
Everyman's Library

Manufacturer: Everyman's Library
EAN: 9781857150742
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1857150740
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 616
Publication date: 1992-06-04
Format: International Edition,
Language: English (Unknown)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Published)







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