The Canterbury Tales Author:Geoffrey Chaucer, A. Kent Hieatt (Editor), Constance Hieatt (Editor) Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Canterbury Tales gather twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spect... more »rum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble plowman. A graceful modren translation facing each page of the text allows the contemporary reader to enjoy the fast pace of these selections from The Canterbury Tales with the poetry of the Middle English original always at first hand.
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!