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The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer, Geoffrey

(eBook - 2006)
The Canterbury Tales
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Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Tales gathers twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble Plowman. This new edition includes a comprehensive introduction that summarizes some of the most important historical events and movements that defined the world of Chaucer and his pilgrims; two additional tales (Reeve's and Shipman's); introductions for each tale designed to prepare the reader for a better understanding and enjoyment of the tale; newly written and conveniently placed explanatory notes; and a new, more easily understood system for learning to pronounce Chaucerian Middle English. From the Paperback edition.

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Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
ISBN: 9780553902525
0553902520
9780553902525
0553902520
Additional Contributors: Beidler, Peter G.
Hieatt, A. Kent 1921-
Hieatt, Constance B.
Alternate Title: Canterbury tales (eBook)

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