The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a collection of pilgrims on a pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The Canterbury Tales are written in Middle English. Keywords: Canterbury Tales Saint Thomas Becket Canterbury Cathedral Geoffrey Chaucer 14th Century Southwark 1900s Pomona Pilgrims Pilgrimage Prose Artwork
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This collection of medieval stories, each told by a different traveler on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas a Becket at Canterbury, includes portions of tales told by the Reeve, Pardoner, Miller, Nun, and the Wife of Bath. 2 cassettes.Review:
On a spring day in April--sometime in the waning years of the 14th century--29 travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett. Among them is a knight, a monk, a prioress, a plowman, a miller, a merchant, a clerk, and an oft-widowed wife from Bath. Travel is arduous and wearing; to maintain their spirits, this band of pilgrims entertains each other with a series of tall tales that span the spectrum of literary genres. Five hundred years later, people are still reading Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. If you haven't yet made the acquaintance of the Franklin, the Pardoner, or the Squire because you never learned Middle English, take heart: this edition of the Tales has been translated into modern idiom.
From the heroic romance of "The Knight's Tale" to the low farce embodied in the stories of the Miller, the Reeve, and the Merchant, Chaucer treated such universal subjects as love, sex, and death in poetry that is simultaneously witty, insightful, and poignant. The Canterbury Tales is a grand tour of 14th-century English mores and morals--one that modern-day readers will enjoy.
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Descrizione libro Signet Classics. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0451512863 (Edited and Intro by Donald Howard) Cover with edge/ reading wear. No spine creases. Toning to pages. Pages unmarked. Binding straight and tight. (1969 printing) **Tracking on all US orders**Most orders shipped within 24 hours**Insurance to all orders over $50**. Codice libro della libreria A014757
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Descrizione libro Signet Classics, 1969. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1969. Mass Market Paperback. Good copy with minimal shelf wear. . . . . Codice libro della libreria KCD0008187
Descrizione libro Signet Classics. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1969. Mass Market Paperback. Good copy with minimal shelf wear. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria KCD0008187
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