Cover of: Canterbury Tales (Enriched Classics) | Geoffrey Chaucer

About the Book

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.

First Sentence

Whan that April with his showres soote

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages
480
Dimensions
6.7 x 4.2 x 1 inches
Weight
8.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7663371M
Internet Archive
canterburytalese00geof
ISBN 10
0671727699
ISBN 13
9780671727697
Library Thing
9978
Goodreads
1262916
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