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The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill (Translator)
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 fourteent...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780140424386
ISBN-10: 0140424385
Publication Date: 2/4/2003
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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Helpful Score: 1
not all the tales, good for children
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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 thoroughly enjoyed this book it was quite enchanting from start to finish
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The new modern English prose trnaslation.
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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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This a a good book for those wanting the original and the new translated versions of this great work
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A true classic! I loved the stories, and it's amazing that they have not lost their power after 650-odd years. This version was apparently written for children, so it is quite an easy, quick read. This is not the Middle English/Old English version they made us read in high school; it's a lot more readable and fun!
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Outstanding 1934 edition, with Rockwell Kent illustrations. Collector's item.


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