An illustrated retelling of seven of the Canterbury Tales including the "The Nun's Priest's Tale," "The Pardoner's Tale," "The Wife of Bath's Tale," "The Franklin's Tale," "The Knight's Tale," "The Miller's Tale," and "The Reeve's Tale."
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On a spring day in April--sometime in the waning years of the 14th century--29 travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett. Among them is a knight, a monk, a prioress, a plowman, a miller, a merchant, a clerk, and an oft-widowed wife from Bath. Travel is arduous and wearing; to maintain their spirits, this band of pilgrims entertains each other with a series of tall tales that span the spectrum of literary genres. Five hundred years later, people are still reading Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. If you haven't yet made the acquaintance of the Franklin, the Pardoner, or the Squire because you never learned Middle English, take heart: this edition of the Tales has been translated into modern idiom.
From the heroic romance of "The Knight's Tale" to the low farce embodied in the stories of the Miller, the Reeve, and the Merchant, Chaucer treated such universal subjects as love, sex, and death in poetry that is simultaneously witty, insightful, and poignant. The Canterbury Tales is a grand tour of 14th-century English mores and morals--one that modern-day readers will enjoy.Book Description:
This guide places the Canterbury Tales in the context of the crisis in English society in the fourteenth century. It examines the social diversity of Chaucer's pilgrims, the stylistic range of their tales and the psychological richness of their interaction. Emphasis is placed on the language of the poem, the place of Chaucer in subsequent literary tradition, and an entire chapter is devoted to the General Prologue which is widely studied on undergraduate courses. Finally, the volume offers a chronology of the period and an invaluable guide to further reading.
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Descripción Henry Holth & Co (J), New York, NY, 1988. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st American Edition. With 77pp of color illustrations with text. No defects. No price clip or remainder mark. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. No Writing or Other Marks. Good Packing, Fast Shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería 055253
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