Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: May 30, 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0553902520
ISBN - 13: 9780553902525
From the Publisher
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.