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 »h century that is as robust as it is representative.« less
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!