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.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400
The Canterbury tales
New York : Bantam Books, 2006.
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The general prologue
The knight's tale
The miller's tale
The reeve's tale- The wife of Bath's tale
The merchant's tale
The franklin's tale
The pardoner's tale
The shipman's tale - The prioress's tale
The nun's priest's tale.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Geoffrey Chaucer ; edited, introduced, and translated by Peter G. Beidler building on the earlier edition of A. Kent Hieatt and Constance Hieatt ; selected, with translations, a critical introduction, and notes by the editors
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Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages Poetry.
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages