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              The Canterbury Tales

              The Canterbury Tales (EPUB ebook)

              By Chaucer, Geoffrey; Purves, D. Laing

              Geoffrey Chaucer's fourteenth-century masterpiece The Canterbury Tales is such a rollicking good read that you'll forget many critics and scholars also regard it as one of the most important literary works in English. A group of pilgrims are...

              ISBN 9781775560159
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2012
              Publisher The Floating Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Canterbury Tales (Annotated with a Preface by D. Laing Purves)

              The Canterbury Tales (Annotated with a Preface by D. Laing Purves) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chaucer, Geoffrey; Introduction by Purves, D. Laing

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              Begun as an ambitious project by the versatile English courtier, diplomat, philosopher, and author Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, The Canterbury Tales follows a group of people on their pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Saint Thomas a Becket. The Prologue introduces all of th...e pilgrims in great detail, and through these descriptions Chaucer provides the entire spectrum of social classes and professions of his time. When the group stops at an inn and the innkeeper introduces a competition for a free dinner, the pilgrims begin telling each other stories that reflect their stations, genders, purity, corruption, humor, tragedy, cynicism, and innocence. From the noble Knight and his Squire to the spunky Wife of Bath, from the antagonistic Miller and Reeve to the Prioress, Nun, and Pardoner, Chaucer reveals for modern readers a wonderfully vivid picture of medieval life in an impressive array of literary styles that uphold his reputation as the father of English literature. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes a preface and biography of Chaucer by D. Laing Purves.
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              ISBN 9781420951349
              Released NZ 16 Jun 2015
              Publisher Digireads.com
              Interest Age General Audience
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
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