The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

byGeoffrey Chaucer

Kobo ebook | April 7, 2005

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At the Tabard Inn in Southwark, a jovial group of pilgrims assembles, including an unscrupulous Pardoner, a noble-minded Knight, a ribald Miller, the lusty Wife of Bath, and Chaucer himself. As they set out on their journey towards the shrine of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury, each character agrees to tell a tale. The twenty-four tales that follow are by turns learned, fantastic, pious, melancholy and lewd, and together offer an unrivalled glimpse into the mind and spirit of medieval England.
Title:The Canterbury TalesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 7, 2005Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014193512X

ISBN - 13:9780141935126

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awful Censored, I wouldn't have bought it at all.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice clean version for kids Well written version for kids - leaves out a lot of the questionable details without losing the humour and life. Allows kids 8+ to get to know the stories in a safe, easy way. (I'm reviewing McCaughran's retelling and not David Wright's).
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read the Original Read the original language Chaucer - it's not that hard if you read it out loud and use the notes. Chaucer is an infinitely better than any of his translators. And the tales are fabulous, funny, and filled with some of the greatest characters in the language.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable now that I'm older #plumreview Having this book foisted on me at nineteen did it no favours. But now that I'm willing to put in a little work (the footnotes help with the olde English), there's so much to be gotten from these tales.
Date published: 2016-11-12
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