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The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Broadview Press | April 25, 2008 | Trade Paperback

The Canterbury Tales is rated 5 out of 5 by 3.
The Broadview Canterbury Tales is a new edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a Middle English text that is closer to what Chaucer''s scribe, Adam Pinkurst, actually wrote than that in any other modern edition. Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer''s original intention, this edition preserves the text as it was found in one influential manuscript. Spellings have not been standardized, the order of the lines and passages has not been altered, the text has only been emended when absolutely necessary for sense, and the original marginal glosses are noted throughout. The edition includes English glosses on the side of the page, and the introduction and notes address aspects of medieval culture, history, and language that may need explanation. A sampling of illustrations from the original manuscript is also included, along with a selection of other works that give the reader a rich sense of the cultural, political, and literary worlds in which Chaucer lived.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 504 pages, 3.64 × 3.05 × 0.37 in

Published: April 25, 2008

Publisher: Broadview Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551114844

ISBN - 13: 9781551114842

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

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 504 pages, 3.64 × 3.05 × 0.37 in

Published: April 25, 2008

Publisher: Broadview Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551114844

ISBN - 13: 9781551114842

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction The Canterbury Tales Fragment I The General Prologue The Knight''s Tale The Miller''s Prologue The Miller''s Tale The Reeve''s Prologue The Reeve''s Tale The Cook''s Prologue The Cook''s Tale Fragment II Introduction to the Man of Law''s Tale The Man of Law''s Tale Fragment III The Wife of Bath''s Prologue The Wife of Bath''s Tale The Friar''s Prologue The Friar''s Tale The Summoner''s Prologue The Summoner''s Tale Fragment IV The Clerk''s Prologue The Clerk''s Tale The Merchant''s Prologue The Merchant''s Tale Fragment V The Squire''s Prologue The Squire''s Tale The Franklin''s Prologue The Franklin''s Tale Fragment VI The Physician''s Tale The Pardoner''s Prologue The Pardoner''s Tale Fragment VII The Shipman''s Tale The Prioress''s Prologue The Prioress''s Tale The Prologue to Chaucer''s Tale of Sir Thopas Chaucer''s Tale of Sir Thopas The Prologue to Chaucer''s Tale of Melibee Chaucer''s Tale of Melibee The Monk''s Prologue The Monk''s Tale The Nun''s Priest''s Prologue The Nun''s Priest''s Tale Fragment VIII The Second Nun''s Prologue The Second Nun''s Tale The Canon''s Yeoman''s Prologue The Canon''s Yeoman''s Tale Fragment IX The Manciple''s Prologue The Manciple''s Tale Fragment X The Parson''s Prologue The Parson''s Tale Chaucer''s Retraction Appendix: Background Documents 1. Saint Jerome, Against Jovinian (400) 2. Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (524) 3. William Thorpe''s Testimony on Pilgrimages (1407) 4. Benedict of Canterbury,
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The Broadview Canterbury Tales is a new edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a Middle English text that is closer to what Chaucer''s scribe, Adam Pinkurst, actually wrote than that in any other modern edition. Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer''s original intention, this edition preserves the text as it was found in one influential manuscript. Spellings have not been standardized, the order of the lines and passages has not been altered, the text has only been emended when absolutely necessary for sense, and the original marginal glosses are noted throughout. The edition includes English glosses on the side of the page, and the introduction and notes address aspects of medieval culture, history, and language that may need explanation. A sampling of illustrations from the original manuscript is also included, along with a selection of other works that give the reader a rich sense of the cultural, political, and literary worlds in which Chaucer lived.

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The Broadview Canterbury Tales is a new edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a Middle English text that is closer to what Chaucer''s scribe, Adam Pinkurst, actually wrote than that in any other modern edition. Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer''s original intention, this edition preserves the text as it was found in one influential manuscript. Spellings have not been standardized, the order of the lines and passages has not been altered, the text has only been emended when absolutely necessary for sense, and the original marginal glosses are noted throughout. The edition includes English glosses on the side of the page, and the introduction and notes address aspects of medieval culture, history, and language that may need explanation. A sampling of illustrations from the original manuscript is also included, along with a selection of other works that give the reader a rich sense of the cultural, political, and literary worlds in which Chaucer lived.

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.

Editorial Reviews

"Britain''s greatest medieval poem by its greatest non-dramatic poet: this new edition will be attractive to students, scholars, and general readers alike. The layout is inviting. Glosses in the margin and explanatory notes at the foot of the page insure easy access to all the necessary linguistic and historical expertise. Boenig and Taylor have done a wonderful job synthesizing the latest scholarship. The decision to concentrate on a single manuscript, the redoubtable Ellesmere, is a sound one. Facsimiles of individual leaves from that manuscript have been scattered throughout the volume to give us a real sense of what it would have been like to open The Canterbury Tales for the first time in the years immediately following Chaucer''s death." - Larry Scanlon, Rutgers Universit