The Canterbury Tales (Oxford World's Classics)
The Canterbury Tales - Oxford World's Classics Author:Geoffrey Chaucer, David Wright (Translator) David Wright's new translation of The Canterbury Tales into modern verse -- the first to appear in over thirty years -- makes one of the greatest works of English literature accessible to all readers while preserving the wit and vivacity of Chaucer's original text.
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.
Nancy B. (nbrett) reviewed The Canterbury Tales (Oxford World's Classics) on
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.