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Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
David Wright
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1998
Page : 482
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 019283360X
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Provides a modern verse translation of the story of a group of pilgrims who pass the time during their journey by telling each other tales


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Bantam Classics
Release : 1981
Page : 423
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0553210823
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A modern English translation, background information, and a glossary accompany the original Middle English text of Chaucer's collection of twenty-nine tales about a group of travelers on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Reissue.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Random House LLC
Release : 2009
Page : 626
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 0812978455
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Maintains the flavor, charm, and rhythm of the original version as it chronicles the stories of a group of travelers representing every aspect of medieval society on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, England.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2012-04-16
Page : 550
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1554811066
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The Broadview Canterbury Tales is an edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a Middle English text that is closer to what Chaucer’s scribe, Adam Pinkhurst, actually wrote than that in any other modern edition. Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer’s original intention, this edition preserves the text as it was found in one influential manuscript. A sampling of facsimile pages from the original manuscript is also included, along with a selection of other works that give the reader a rich sense of the cultural, political, and literary worlds in which Chaucer lived. The second edition includes a new Middle English glossary, a timeline of Chaucer’s life and times, and detailed page headers showing the fragment and line numbers to assist readers in finding a specific section of the poem.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-11-02
Page : 464
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101466006
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David Wright's prose version of Chaucer's classic.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Steve Ellis
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-06-11
Page : 256
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1317891201
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This new addition to the Longman Critical Readers Series provides an overview of the various ways in which modern critical theory has influenced Chaucer Studies over the last fifteen years. There is still a sense in the academic world, and in the wider literary community, that Medieval Studies are generally impervious to many of the questions that modern theory asks, and that it concerns itself only with traditional philological and historical issues. On the contrary, this book shows how Chaucer, specifically the Canterbury Tales, has been radically and excitingly 'opened up' by feminist, Lacanian, Bakhtinian, deconstructive, semiotic and anthropological theories to name but a few. The book provides an introduction to these new developments by anthologising some of the most important work in the field, including excerpts from book-length works, as well as articles from leading and innovative journals. The introduction to the volume examines in some detail the relation between the individual strengths of each of the above approaches and the ways in which a 'postmodernist' Chaucer is seen as reflecting them all. This convenient single volume collection of key critical analyses of Chaucer, which includes work from some journals and studies that are not always easily available, will be indispensable to students of Medieval Studies, Medieval Literature and Chaucer, as well as to general readers who seek to widen their understanding of the forces behind Chaucer's writing.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher :
Release : 2008-08-11
Page : 113
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781439515419
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Introduces students to a story about a group of pilgrims going to Canterbury and the various tales that they relate to one another.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2011-08-11
Page : 560
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 0191623482
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'Whoever best acquits himself, and tells The most amusing and instructive tale, Shall have a dinner, paid for by us all...' In Chaucer's most ambitious poem, The Canterbury Tales (c. 1387), a group of pilgrims assembles in an inn just outside London and agree to entertain each other on the way to Canterbury by telling stories. The pilgrims come from all ranks of society, from the crusading Knight and burly Miller to the worldly Monk and lusty Wife of Bath. Their tales are as various as the tellers, including romance, bawdy comedy, beast fable, learned debate, parable, and Eastern adventure. The resulting collection gives us a set of characters so vivid that they have often been taken as portraits from real life, and a series of stories as hilarious in their comedy as they are affecting in their tragedy. Even after 600 years, their account of the human condition seems both fresh and true. This new edition of David Wright's acclaimed translation includes a new critical introduction and invaluable notes by a leading Chaucer scholar. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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Publisher : Prestwick House Inc
Release :
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Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781608439355
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Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2013-07-15
Page : 450
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1554811368
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Drawing from the same text as the complete Broadview edition of the Tales, which is based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript, this selected edition also features a critical introduction, marginal glosses in modern English of difficult words, and explanatory footnotes. The most widely taught appendix material from the complete edition is included, along with ten illustrations from the Ellesmere Manuscript. The second edition includes a new glossary, a timeline of Chaucer’s life and times, and detailed headers showing the section and line numbers, making it easier to find a specific section of the poem. Several popular prologues and tales have also been added to the selection: The Cook’s Prologue and Tale, The Friar’s Prologue and Tale, The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale, and The Parson’s Prologue.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release : 2008
Page : 585
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 :
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The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales contains the most vivid and familiar passages from medieval English literature. Chaucer's pilgrims form a complete cross-section of the society of his day from the Monk and Merchant, the Doctor and Lawyer, through to the outrageous Miller and the corrupt Summoner. This illustrated edition of the Prologue features miniatures taken from the Ellesmere manuscript, and closely adheres to the authentic text of Chaucer. End notes provide all the information necessary for a complete understanding of the work. This unique book with its eye-catching and colourful design, celebrates one of the most significant periods in English history.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
Release : 2002
Page : 706
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 9781840225365
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The story of thirty pilgrims who meet by chance at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, London, and journey together to the shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury cathedral. To pass the time along the way, they tell stories to one another, shot through with Chaucer's cunning wit and dry humour.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Alma Classics
Release : 2018-12-18
Page : 528
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 9781847497413
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“And specially from every shires ende Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende, The hooly blisful martir for to seke, That hem hath holpen whan that they were seeke.” Assembling at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, twenty-nine pilgrims begin their journey to Canterbury Cathedral. To entertain themselves on their long road, their host suggests that they regale each other with stories, with the teller of the best tale set to earn a free supper. The pilgrims correspond to all sections of medieval society, from the crusading knight to the drunken cook, and their tales span a range of genres, including the comic ribaldry and deception of 'The Miller's Tale' and the story of chivalry and courtly romance told by the Franklin. Unfinished at the time of his death, The Canterbury Tales is widely regarded as Chaucer's masterpiece and one of the greatest and most influential works in English literature.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : William Collins
Release : 2012-01-02
Page : 624
Category : Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
ISBN 13 : 9780007449446
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The Canterbury Tales are a collection of stories told in Middle-English. Thirty pilgrims leave Southwark to travel to a shrine in Canterbury and become the narrators, telling each other stories of chivalrous romance, fable, parable, debate and comedy as they journey.


Author : Donald Roy Howard
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1978-01-01
Page : 403
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780520034921
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Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher :
Release : 1870
Page : 586
Category : Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Gerald J. Davis
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2016-06-18
Page : 464
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1365188019
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The classic collection of beloved tales, both sacred and profane, of travelers in medieval England. Complete and Unabridged.


Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 2008-11-18
Page : 672
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1588367649
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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.


Author : Mrs. H. R. Haweis
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release : 2015-12-02
Page :
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ISBN 13 : 1465597263
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A Chaucer for Children may seem to some an impossible story-book, but it is one which I have been encouraged to put together by noticing how quickly my own little boy learned and understood fragments of early English poetry. I believe that if they had the chance, many other children would do the same. I think that much of the construction and pronunciation of old English which seems stiff and obscure to grown up people, appears easy to children, whose crude language is in many ways its counterpart. The narrative in early English poetry is almost always very simply and clearly expressed, with the same kind of repetition of facts and names which, as every mother knows, is what children most require in story-telling. The emphasis which the final E gives to many words is another thing which helps to impress the sentences on the memory, the sense being often shorter than the sound. It seems but natural that every English child should know something of one who left so deep an impression on his age, and on the English tongue, that he has been called by Occleve Òthe finder of our fair language.Ó For in his day there was actually no national language, no national literature, English consisting of so many dialects, each having its own literature intelligible to comparatively few; and the Court and educated classes still adhering greatly to Norman-French for both speaking and writing. Chaucer, who wrote for the people, chose the best form of English, which was that spoken at Court, at a time when English was regaining supremacy over French; and the form he adopted laid the foundation of our present National Tongue.Ê


Author : Lindsay Price
Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400
Publisher : Theatrefolk
Release : 2002
Page : 69
Category :
ISBN 13 : 1894870344
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