The Canterbury Tales

deGeoffrey ChaucerTraduit parNevill Coghill Introduction deNevill Coghill

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4 février 2003|
The Canterbury Tales de Geoffrey Chaucer
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Nevill Coghill’s masterly and vivid modern English verse translation with all the vigor and poetry of Chaucer’s fourteenth-century Middle English

A Penguin Classic

In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight’s account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath’s Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, The Canterbury Tales offer us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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 ranso...
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Titre :The Canterbury Tales
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :528 pages, 7.68 X 5 X 0.9 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :528 pages, 7.68 X 5 X 0.9 po
Publié le :4 février 2003
Publié par :Penguin Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780140424386

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