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The Canterbury Tales:

by Geoffrey Chaucer
Foreword by Frank Grady, Frank Grady

Signet Classics | February 1, 2005 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Canterbury Tales: is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
The father of English literature shines in this authoritative selection from the greatest collection of narrative poems in the language.


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Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 6.86 × 4.58 × 0.68 in

Published: February 1, 2005

Publisher: Signet Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451529685

ISBN - 13: 9780451529688

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! A great translation, it's easy to read and understand.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definately Entertaining! This edition of The Canterbury Tales is a great translation from the original middle english text. The stories in here will keep you entertained no matter your interests; from murder, to lechery and folktales, Chaucer's got it all!
Date published: 2006-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CANTERBURY DELIGHTS Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" tells us more than mere pilgrims' tales. First, the Middle English of Chaucer's time makes us realise and appreciate the evolution of the English language. The irony, sarcasm, and wit of Pilgrim Chaucer as the Narrator delights the literary buds of our human intellect. Curious minds should take delight in learning about the social and moral fabric that are woven throughout each pilgrim's character and the tales that is spun by that pilgrim; that is the society of Chaucer's time. This is not a book that teaches you how to, say, fix a leaky faucet; this book is the reason why you should leave that leaky faucet, to be transported into another realm, which precedes and shares our time.
Date published: 2001-01-27

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The Canterbury Tales:

by Geoffrey Chaucer
Foreword by Frank Grady, Frank Grady

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 6.86 × 4.58 × 0.68 in

Published: February 1, 2005

Publisher: Signet Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451529685

ISBN - 13: 9780451529688

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The father of English literature shines in this authoritative selection from the greatest collection of narrative poems in the language.


@AprilFools Oh and the Wyfe of Bathe. Talk about a woman who likes to be perced to the roote.

From Twitterature: The World''s Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less

About the Author

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London, the son of a wine-merchant, in about 1342, and as he spent his life in royal government service his career happens to be unusually well documented. By 1357 Chaucer was a page to the wife of Prince Lionel, second son of Edward III, and it was while in the prince''s service that Chaucer was ransomed when captured during the English campaign in France in 1359-60. Chaucer''s wife Philippa, whom he married c. 1365, was the sister of Katherine Swynford, the mistress (c. 1370) and third wife (1396) of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, whose first wife Blanche (d. 1368) is commemorated in Chaucer''s ealrist major poem, The Book of the Duchess . From 1374 Chaucer worked as controller of customs on wool in the port of London, but between 1366 and 1378 he made a number of trips abroad on official business, including two trips to Italy in 1372-3 and 1378. The influence of Chaucer''s encounter with Italian literature is felt in the poems he wrote in the late 1370''s and early 1380s – The House of Fame , The Parliament of Fowls and a version of The Knight''s Tale – and finds its fullest expression in Troilus and Criseyde . In 1386 Chaucer was member of parliament for Kent, but in the same year he resigned his customs post, although in 1389 he was appointed Clerk of the King''s Works (resigning in 1391). After finishing Troilus and his translation into English prose of Boethius'' De consolatione philosophiae , Chaucer started his Legend of Go
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