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The Canterbury Tales : Oneworld Classics S. - Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

Oneworld Classics S.

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Unfinished at the time of Chaucer’s death, this inimitable collection of fables, romances, and sermons has ingrained itself in the English imagination. As a motley crowd of pilgrims—from nun to knight, miller to monk, clerk to cook—journey from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of St. Thomas Becket, they pass the time by telling each other stories. Narrated with a vast variety of tones and featuring themes ranging from the Knight’s traditional tale of courtly romance to the bawdy wit of the Wife of Bath, the tales form a varied patchwork of English life with echoes of classical and medieval literature. This thoroughly edited and extensively annotated edition contains a selection of the most popular tales.

ISBN: 9781847490209
ISBN-10: 9780393925876
Series: Oneworld Classics S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 660
Published: 1st September 2009
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1