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Book Reviews of The Canterbury Tales in Modern English

The Canterbury Tales in Modern English
The Canterbury Tales in Modern English
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevil Coghill (Translator)
ISBN-13: 9780140440225
ISBN-10: 0140440224
Publication Date: 1/31/2000
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
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A great choice for someone struggling with the original
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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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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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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.