An edition of The Canterbury Tales (1478)

The Canterbury tales

Bantam classic ed.
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An edition of The Canterbury Tales (1478)

The Canterbury tales

Bantam classic ed.
  • 3.67 ·
  • 6 Ratings
  • 208 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading
  • 18 Have read

A collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. The tales (mostly in verse, although some are in prose) are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. In a long list of works, including Troilus and Criseyde, House of Fame, and Parliament of Fowls, The Canterbury Tales was Chaucer's magnum opus. He uses the tales and the descriptions of the characters to paint an ironic and critical portrait of English society at the time, and particularly of the Church. Structurally, the collection bears the influence of The Decameron, which Chaucer is said to have come across during his first diplomatic mission to Italy in 1372. However, Chaucer peoples his tales with 'sondry folk' rather than Boccaccio's fleeing nobles.

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Publisher
Bantam Books
Language
English
Pages
423

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Cover of: The Canterbury tales
Cover of: The Canterbury tales
The Canterbury tales
1994, Modern Library
Hardcover in English - 1994 Modern Library ed.
Cover of: The Canterbury tales
The Canterbury tales
1981, Bantam Books
in English - Bantam classic ed.
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Canterbury tales
1975, J. M. Dent, E. P. Dutton
in English - Reprinted with revisions.
Cover of: The Canterbury tales.
The Canterbury tales.
1971, Bobbs-Merrill
in English
Cover of: Lectures on the philosophy of freemasonry
Lectures on the philosophy of freemasonry
1915, The National masonic research society
in English
Cover of: The Canterbury tales of Geoffrey Chaucer
Cover of: Canterbury tales
Canterbury tales: annotated and accented, with illustrations of English life in Chaucer's time
1894, J.M. Dent
in English - New and rev. ed., with illustrations from the Ellesmere ms.
Cover of: The Canterbury tales
The Canterbury tales
1857, D. Appleton
- New ed.
Cover of: Canterbury tales
Cover of: The Canterbury tales

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The prologue
The knight's tale
The miller
The wife of Bath
The merchant
The franklin's tale
The pardoner
The prioress
The nun's priest's tale
Glossary.

Edition Notes

Middle English and modern English on opposite pages.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 422-423).

Published in
New York
Series
A Bantam classic
Genre
Poetry.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR1870.A1 H48 1981

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxiv, 423 p. ;
Number of pages
423

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL436733M
ISBN 10
0553210823
LCCN
98146197
Library Thing
9978
Goodreads
539172

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