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Selected Canterbury Tales
Selected Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
At the Tabard  Inn in Southwark, in the London of the late 1300s, a band of men and women from all walks of life have gathered to begin a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas a Becket at Canterbury. To relieve the tedium of the journey, the host of the inn proposes that each of the pilgrims tell a favorite story, promising that the best story...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780486282411
ISBN-10: 0486282414
Publication Date: 10/21/1994
Pages: 144
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  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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hoopridge avatar reviewed Selected Canterbury Tales on + 250 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
If the only exposure you've had to these stories was in your high school Brit Lit class, you should really take another look as an adult. Seriously, my teacher never told us all the dirty references or the violence shown in a couple of the tales. We were too busy trying to decipher the language to see all the bawdy humor and sexual metaphors. What a shame. I find that as an English teacher now, telling my students to look for dirty jokes makes reading "the classics" all the more fun!

This isn't an exhaustive collection of the Tales, and there are very few notes, but it's a nice little edition of "the greatest hits".
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