The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

eBook - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
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.

From the Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
A lively new translation brings the fourteenth-century classic into modern English while maintaining the flavor, charm, and rhythm of the original version as it chronicles the stories of a group of travelers representing every aspect of medieval society on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, England. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2008
Edition: 2008 Modern Library ed
ISBN: 9781588367648
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 626 p.)
Additional Contributors: Raffel, Burton


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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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