The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2009-10-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1101155639

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A fresh, modern prose retelling captures the vigorous and bawdy spirit of Chaucer’s classic Renowned critic, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents the work in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to modern readers while preserving the spirit of the original. A mirror for medieval society, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales concerns a motley group of pilgrims who meet in a London inn on their way to Canterbury and agree to take part in a storytelling competition. Ranging from comedy to tragedy, pious sermon to ribald farce, heroic adventure to passionate romance, the tales serve not only as a summation of the sensibility of the Middle Ages but as a representation of the drama of the human condition. Ackroyd’s contemporary prose emphasizes the humanity of these characters—as well as explicitly rendering the naughty good humor of the writer whose comedy influenced Fielding and Dickens—yet still masterfully evokes the euphonies and harmonies of Chaucer’s verse. This retelling is sure to delight modern readers and bring a new appreciation to those already familiar with the classic tales.

The Canterbury Tales, The New Translation

The Canterbury Tales, The New Translation
Author: Gerald J. Davis
Publisher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2016-06-18
Genre:
ISBN: 1365188019

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The classic collection of beloved tales, both sacred and profane, of travelers in medieval England. Complete and Unabridged.

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher:
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1903
Genre:
ISBN:

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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher:
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1775
Genre:
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The Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue (Third International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

The Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue (Third International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 865
Release: 2018-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0393655121

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“This book has been more helpful to the students—both the better ones and the lesser ones—than any other book I have ever used in any of my classes in my more than a quarter century of university teaching.” —RICHARD L. KIRKWOOD, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire This Norton Critical Edition includes: • The medieval masterpiece’s most popular tales, including—new to the Third Edition—The Man of Law’s Prologue and Tale and The Second Nun’s Prologue and Tale. • Extensive marginal glosses, explanatory footnotes, a preface, and a guide to Chaucer’s language by V. A. Kolve and Glending Olson. • Sources and analogues arranged by tale. • Twelve critical essays, seven of them new to the Third Edition. • A Chronology, a Short Glossary, and a Selected Bibliography. About the Series Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2003-02-04
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 0140424385

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Nevill Coghill’s masterly and vivid modern English verse translation with all the vigor and poetry of Chaucer’s fourteenth-century Middle English A Penguin Classic In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight’s account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath’s Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, The Canterbury Tales offer us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Norton Chaucer

The Norton Chaucer
Author: Lawton, David
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 4
Release: 2019-10-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0393603474

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Both an enhanced digital edition and a handsome print volume, The Norton Chaucer provides the complete poetry and prose, meticulously glossed and annotated specifically for undergraduate readers, with apparatus reflecting current scholarship—all at an unmatched value.

Chaucer's Decameron and the Origin of the Canterbury Tales

Chaucer's Decameron and the Origin of the Canterbury Tales
Author: Frederick M. Biggs
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2017
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1843844753

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A major and original contribution to the debate as to Chaucer's use and knowledge of Boccaccio, finding a new source for the Shipman's Tale.

The Complete Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer

The Complete Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2006
Genre: Canterbury (England)
ISBN: 9780838457085

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The Canterbury Tales has succeeded in cementing a place as one of the earliest masterpieces of English literature. Including plates from the celebrated Kelmscott Chaucer.