The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Title The Canterbury Tales PDF eBook
Author Peter Ackroyd
Publisher Penguin
Pages 351
Release 2009-10-29
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1101155639

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A fresh, modern prose retelling captures the vigorous and bawdy spirit of Chaucer’s classic Renowned critic, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents the work in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to modern readers while preserving the spirit of the original. A mirror for medieval society, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales concerns a motley group of pilgrims who meet in a London inn on their way to Canterbury and agree to take part in a storytelling competition. Ranging from comedy to tragedy, pious sermon to ribald farce, heroic adventure to passionate romance, the tales serve not only as a summation of the sensibility of the Middle Ages but as a representation of the drama of the human condition. Ackroyd’s contemporary prose emphasizes the humanity of these characters—as well as explicitly rendering the naughty good humor of the writer whose comedy influenced Fielding and Dickens—yet still masterfully evokes the euphonies and harmonies of Chaucer’s verse. This retelling is sure to delight modern readers and bring a new appreciation to those already familiar with the classic tales.

Canterbury Tales: Literary Touchstone Classic - Revised Edition

Canterbury Tales: Literary Touchstone Classic - Revised Edition
Title Canterbury Tales: Literary Touchstone Classic - Revised Edition PDF eBook
Author Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher Prestwick House Inc
Pages 194
Release 2013
Genre Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
ISBN 1608439356

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The Canterbury Tales, The New Translation

The Canterbury Tales, The New Translation
Title The Canterbury Tales, The New Translation PDF eBook
Author Gerald J. Davis
Publisher Lulu.com
Pages 466
Release 2016-06-18
Genre
ISBN 1365188019

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The classic collection of beloved tales, both sacred and profane, of travelers in medieval England. Complete and Unabridged.

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales
Title Canterbury Tales PDF eBook
Author Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher
Pages 318
Release 1903
Genre
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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Title The Canterbury Tales PDF eBook
Author Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher
Pages 330
Release 1775
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Five Canterbury Tales

Five Canterbury Tales
Title Five Canterbury Tales PDF eBook
Author Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher OXFORD
Pages 0
Release 2009-12-17
Genre Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
ISBN 9780194247580

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A retelling of five of Chaucer's classic tales in simplified language for new readers. Includes activities to enhance reading comprehension and improve vocabulary.

The Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue (Third International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

The Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue (Third International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)
Title The Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue (Third International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) PDF eBook
Author Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 865
Release 2018-06
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0393655121

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“This book has been more helpful to the students—both the better ones and the lesser ones—than any other book I have ever used in any of my classes in my more than a quarter century of university teaching.” —RICHARD L. KIRKWOOD, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire This Norton Critical Edition includes: • The medieval masterpiece’s most popular tales, including—new to the Third Edition—The Man of Law’s Prologue and Tale and The Second Nun’s Prologue and Tale. • Extensive marginal glosses, explanatory footnotes, a preface, and a guide to Chaucer’s language by V. A. Kolve and Glending Olson. • Sources and analogues arranged by tale. • Twelve critical essays, seven of them new to the Third Edition. • A Chronology, a Short Glossary, and a Selected Bibliography. About the Series Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.