The Canterbury Tales

Paperback | April 1, 2006

byGeoffrey ChaucerEditorMike Poulton

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Two-part adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s tales by Tony award winner adaptor Mike Poulton. All the famous characters are here as well as many less well-known but equally full of life. Each of the stories has its own style—heroic verse for the Knight’s Tale, vernacular rhymes for the Miller’s Tale etc.—echoing the many narrative voices employed by Chaucer himself.

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Two-part adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s tales by Tony award winner adaptor Mike Poulton. All the famous characters are here as well as many less well-known but equally full of life. Each of the stories has its own style—heroic verse for the Knight’s Tale, vernacular rhymes for the Miller’s Tale etc.—echoing the many narrative voices ...

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London, the son of a wine-merchant. He fought in France, then went there and to Italy on diplomatic missions. His Canterbury Tales, begun in 1387, is one of the foundations stones of our literature and our language. Mike Poulton has a string of successful translations and adaptations to his name, most notab...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.77 × 5.06 × 0.43 inPublished:April 1, 2006Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:185459883X

ISBN - 13:9781854598837

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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