The Portable Chaucer Revised Edition Author:Geoffrey Chaucer, Theodore Morrison (Translator) Both The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida are presented complete in this anthology, in fresh modern translations by Theodore Morrison that convey both the gravity and gaiety of the Middle English originals. The Portable Chaucer also contains selections from Th... more »e Book of Duchess, The House of Fame, The Bird's Parliament, and The Legend of Good Women, together with short poems. Morrison's introduction is vital for its insights into Chaucer as man and artist, and as a product of the Middle Ages whose shrewdness, humor, and compassion have a wonderfully contemporary ring.« less
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I like having a modern English translation facing the page with the original text. It's reading Chaucer as he's meant to be read, but makes it accessible for the non-scholar. After awhile, one get used to some of the obscure vocabulary and sentence forms.