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The Canterbury Tales: A Selection

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Broadview Press | April 30, 2009 | Trade Paperback |

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This edition offers a selection of ten of the most widely read of the Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English, along with the General Prologue and Chaucer''s Retraction, where he apologizes for the unworthy parts of the poem. Drawing from the same text as the full Broadview edition of the Tales, which is based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript, this edition also features a critical introduction, marginal translations in modern English of difficult words, and explanatory footnotes. The appendices from the complete edition are also included in their entirety, along with a sampling of illustrations from the Ellesmere manuscript.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: April 30, 2009

Publisher: Broadview Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551119757

ISBN - 13: 9781551119755

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The Canterbury Tales: A Selection

The Canterbury Tales: A Selection

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.79 in

Published: April 30, 2009

Publisher: Broadview Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551119757

ISBN - 13: 9781551119755

Table of Contents

Introduction The General Prologue The Knight''s Tale The Miller''s Prologue and Tale The Reeve''s Prologue and Tale The Wife of Bath''s Prologue and Tale The Summoner''s Prologue and Tale The Clerk''s Prologue and Tale The Franklin''s Prologue and Tale The Pardoner''s Prologue and Tale The Prioress''s Prologue and Tale The Nun''s Priest''s Prologue and Tale Chaucer''s Retraction Appendices: Background Documents 1. William Thorpe''s Testimony Pilgrimage 2. Benedict of Canterbury, The Miracles of St. Thomas Becket Selections 3. The Lollard Twelve Conclusions 4. Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy 5. Jean de Meun, The Romance of the Rose The Old Woman Fair Seeming 6. Jerome, Against Jovinian 7. William Langland, Piers Plowman The Fair Field of Folk The Friar 8. Guillaume de Machaut, The Judgment of the King of Navarre The Black Plague 9. Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron The Black Death The Tale of Patient Griselda 10. Jean Froissart''s Chronicles The Black Death, Flagellants, and Jews The Campaign of 1359 The Peasant''s Revolt in England The Election of Henry IV 11. The Anonimalle Chronicle The Peasant''s Revolt in England 12. A Model Indulgence 13. Rudolph of Schlettstadt, The Host and Libels against the Jews Selections 14. The Remedy Against the Troubles of Temptation An Exemplum about Despair 15. The Tale of Beryn The Pilgrims Arrive at Canterbury and Visit the Shrine

From the Publisher

This edition offers a selection of ten of the most widely read of the Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English, along with the General Prologue and Chaucer''s Retraction, where he apologizes for the unworthy parts of the poem. Drawing from the same text as the full Broadview edition of the Tales, which is based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript, this edition also features a critical introduction, marginal translations in modern English of difficult words, and explanatory footnotes. The appendices from the complete edition are also included in their entirety, along with a sampling of illustrations from the Ellesmere manuscript.

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This edition offers a selection of ten of the most widely read of the Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English, along with the General Prologue and Chaucer''s Retraction, where he apologizes for the unworthy parts of the poem. Drawing from the same text as the full Broadview edition of the Tales, which is based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript, this edition also features a critical introduction, marginal translations in modern English of difficult words, and explanatory footnotes. The appendices from the complete edition are also included in their entirety, along with a sampling of illustrations from the Ellesmere manuscript.

About the Author

Robert Boenig is Professor of English at Texas A&M University. Andrew Taylor is Associate Professor of English at the University of Ottawa.
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