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The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer


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Summary

Offers us a glimpse into the life and mind of Medieval England. This is a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce.

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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

'Nevill Coghill's easy, seductive translation ensures that this, the most popular work in English Literature - now 600 years old - will run through yet more centuries' Melvyn Bragg

In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature. A storytelling competition within 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. This masterly and vivid modern English verse translation retains all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English.


Translated by NEVILL COGHILL

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About Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342, and is known as 'the father of English Literature'. He rose in royal employment to become a knight of the shire for Kent and a justice of the peace, and was well-read in several languages and on many topics, such as astronomy, medicine, physics and alchemy. His works include The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde and The Parliament of Fowles. He died in 1400 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Additional information

GOR001244711
9780140424386
0140424385
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-01-30
528
N/A
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