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The Canterbury Tales (Oxford World's Classics)
The Canterbury Tales - Oxford World's Classics
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-13: 9780192833600
ISBN-10: 019283360X
Publication Date: 5/22/1998
Pages: 482
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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A great choice for someone struggling with the original
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I loved this book. It's has both old english and mordern english trandlation side by side so you can read it in which ever verison you want without feeling completely lost by what is written.
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Translated with an Introduction and Notes by David Wright.

Chaucer's most celebrated work, The Canterbury Tales (c.1387), in which a group of pilgrims entertain each other with stories on the road to Canterbury, is a masterpiece of narration, description, and character portrayal. The tellers and their tales are as fresh and vivid today as they were six centuries ago.
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The original, and still the best English comedy. From the original, and still the best English writer.
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Loved it when i studied in college! recall once learned to get past the era words it truly became quite wonderful reading
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One of the earliest works of English Literature. Assigned in nearly all EL classes. Satirical and enjoyable reading
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old english version
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book it was quite enchanting from start to finish
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With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject-matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. The tales are told by a motley crowd of pilgrims as they journey for five days from Southwark to Canterbury. Drawn from all levels of society and all walks of life (from knight to nun, miller to monk), the pilgrims reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century which is as robust as it is representative.
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not all the tales, good for children
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A Classic for all time.
This is a good translation.
I was surprised how vulgar the stories could be and how much church bashing there was! I guess I thought that was a modern past time.
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Very easy to read translation, but I wonder how accurate it is. A number of expressions that seem too colloquial in today's world seem to have crept in and I doubt Chaucer would have used them. Will check against the original Middle English which is actually not that hard to understand.
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The new modern English prose trnaslation.
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Love it! This is so much better when you read it aloud to yourself! Must read classic!
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Classicly a good read.
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I tried to re-read this book after stumbling through it in high school. I love the Old English but I still stumbled through it.
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Full critical introduction, extensive footnotes, new normalized spelling system for easier reading and pronunciation, special section "On Pronouncing Chaucer," complete listing of The Canterbury Tales recordings, and a nice glossary of basic Middle English words.
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I love this book. The first time I read it I was a Senior in High School. I enjoyed it then and I still do.
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nICE READ
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Read it for class. It was ok.
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With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature.

Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life-from knight to nun, miller to monk-reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century that is as robust as it is representative.
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I must admit I have not read this book.