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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
 

A group of pilgrims recount chivalric romances, bawdy tales, fables, legends, and more. Noble, coarse, jolly, and pious, their stories are translated into modern English verse by J. U. Nicolson.

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ISBN 9780486161969
Published 5 December 2014 by Dover Publications Inc.
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Chaucer, Geoffrey
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9780486161969
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
Imprint Dover Publications
Publication Date 5 December 2014
International Publication Date 5 January 2015
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Chaucer, Geoffrey
Series Dover Thrift Editions
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Works By Individual Poets: Classical, Early & Medieval
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 821.1
Catalogue Code Not specified

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A group of pilgrims bound for Canterbury Cathedral agree to pass the weary miles by taking turns at storytelling. The travelers ― noble, coarse, jolly, and pious ― offer a vibrant portrait of fourteenth-century English life. Their narratives form English literature's greatest collection of chivalric romances, bawdy tales, fables, legends, and other stories. The Canterbury Tales reflects a society in transition, as a middle class began to emerge from England's feudal system. Craftsmen and laborers ride side by side with the gentry on the road to the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket, and their discussions and arguments about ethical issues mirror their changing world. The pilgrims' conversations and stories also reveal their individual personalities, and Chaucer's vivid, realistic characterizations assured the Tales an instant and enduring success. Each pilgrim's story can be read separately and appreciated in its own right; all appear here in a lucid translation into modern English verse by J. U. Nicolson.

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Author's Bio

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. His greatest work stands as The Canterbury Tales.

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