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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.
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ISBN-13: 9780192833600
ISBN-10: 019283360X
Publication Date: 5/22/1998
Pages: 482
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3.9 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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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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nbrett avatar 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.


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