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The Canterbury Tales : Penguin Classics - Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 1st September 2005
ISBN: 9780140422344
Number Of Pages: 1328
For Ages: 18+ years old

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"The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is a story of a group of travelers on their way to England. The Pligrims, from all levels of society, tell each other stories, which make up the contents of this fabulous book. . Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year."

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"A delight . . . [Raffel's translation] provides more opportunities to savor the counterpoint of Chaucer's earthy humor against passages of piercingly beautiful lyric poetry."--Kirkus Reviews

"Masterly . . . This new translation beckons us to make our own pilgrimage back to the very wellsprings of literature in our language." --Billy Collins

"The Canterbury Tales has remained popular for seven centuries. It is the most approachable masterpiece of the medieval world, and Mr. Raffel's translation makes the stories even more inviting."--Wall Street Journal

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Editor's Notep. xi
Chronologyp. xii
Introductionp. xvii
Further Readingp. l
Chaucer's Languagep. liii
A Note on the Textp. lxi
Abbreviations of the Canterbury Talesp. lxxi
Group A
The General Prologuep. 3
The Knight's Talep. 35
The Miller's Prologue and Talep. 114
The Reeve's Prologue and Talep. 142
The Cook's Prologue and Talep. 159
Group B
The Man of Law's Prologue, Tale [and Epilogue]p. 164
Group D
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Talep. 211
The Friar's Prologue and Talep. 255
The Summoner's Prologue and Talep. 270
Group E
The Clerk's Prologue and Talep. 293
The Merchant's Prologue, Tale and Epiloguep. 339
Group F
The Squire's Prologue and Talep. 382
The Squire-Franklin Link, the Franklin's Prologue and Talep. 406
Group C
The Physician's Talep. 439
The Physician-Pardoner Link, the Pardoner's Prologue and Talep. 449
Group B
The Shipman's Talep. 474
The Shipman-Prioress Link, the Prioress's Prologue and Talep. 489
The Prioress-Sir Thopas Link and Sir Thopasp. 500
The Thopas-Melibee Link and the Tale of Melibeep. 509
The Monk's Prologue and Talep. 562
The Nun's Priest's Prologue, Tale [and Epilogue]p. 596
Group G
The Second Nun's Prologue and Talep. 622
The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Talep. 643
Group H
The Manciple's Prologue and Talep. 677
Group I
The Parson's Prologue and Talep. 691
Chaucer's Retractionsp. 782
Abbreviated Referencesp. 785
Notesp. 795
Glossaryp. 1112
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ISBN: 9780140422344
ISBN-10: 014042234X
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1328
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 5.3
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1

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