The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

byGeoffrey Chaucer

Kobo ebook | May 30, 2006

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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.

Title:The Canterbury TalesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 30, 2006Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553902520

ISBN - 13:9780553902525

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Reviews

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 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