The Canterbury Tales:

Mass Market Paperback | February 1, 2005

byGeoffrey ChaucerForeword byFrank Grady, Frank Grady

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


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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 w...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.86 × 4.58 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 2005Publisher:Signet ClassicsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0451529685

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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