The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,David Wright
Pages: 482
ISBN: 9780192833600
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a modern verse translation of the story of a group of pilgrims who pass the time during their journey by telling each other tales

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9780140424386
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Now as I've drunk a draught of corn-ripe ale, By God it stands to reason I can strike On some good story that you all will like' In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition within a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, The Canterbury tales offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England. Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid modern English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English.

The Canterbury Tales Second Edition

The Canterbury Tales   Second Edition
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 550
ISBN: 9781554811069
Available:
Release: 2012-04-16
Editor: Broadview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Broadview Canterbury Tales is an edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a Middle English text that is closer to what Chaucer’s scribe, Adam Pinkhurst, actually wrote than that in any other modern edition. Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer’s original intention, this edition preserves the text as it was found in one influential manuscript. A sampling of facsimile pages from the original manuscript is also included, along with a selection of other works that give the reader a rich sense of the cultural, political, and literary worlds in which Chaucer lived. The second edition includes a new Middle English glossary, a timeline of Chaucer’s life and times, and detailed page headers showing the fragment and line numbers to assist readers in finding a specific section of the poem.

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales
Author: Susanna Davidson,Abigail Wheatley,Sarah Courtauld,Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 158
ISBN: 0746099304
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Usborne Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the Middle Ages an ill-matched band of strangers on a pilgrimate amuse themselves along the way with a storytelling competition.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781101466001
Available:
Release: 2010-11-02
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

David Wright's prose version of Chaucer's classic.

The Canterbury Tales A Selection Second Edition

The Canterbury Tales  A Selection   Second Edition
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9781554811366
Available:
Release: 2013-07-15
Editor: Broadview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing from the same text as the complete Broadview edition of the Tales, which is based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript, this selected edition also features a critical introduction, marginal glosses in modern English of difficult words, and explanatory footnotes. The most widely taught appendix material from the complete edition is included, along with ten illustrations from the Ellesmere Manuscript. The second edition includes a new glossary, a timeline of Chaucer’s life and times, and detailed headers showing the section and line numbers, making it easier to find a specific section of the poem. Several popular prologues and tales have also been added to the selection: The Cook’s Prologue and Tale, The Friar’s Prologue and Tale, The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale, and The Parson’s Prologue.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Peter Ackroyd
Pages: 436
ISBN: 0670021229
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A prose translation of the classic 14th-century poem seeks to retain Chaucer's vigorous and bawdy style while rendering its contents more accessible to modern readers, in a version that places an emphasis on the humanity of key characters.

The Canterbury tales

The Canterbury tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 585
ISBN: UOM:39015084102667
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales contains the most vivid and familiar passages from medieval English literature. Chaucer's pilgrims form a complete cross-section of the society of his day from the Monk and Merchant, the Doctor and Lawyer, through to the outrageous Miller and the corrupt Summoner. This illustrated edition of the Prologue features miniatures taken from the Ellesmere manuscript, and closely adheres to the authentic text of Chaucer. End notes provide all the information necessary for a complete understanding of the work. This unique book with its eye-catching and colourful design, celebrates one of the most significant periods in English history.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 116
ISBN: 0192741810
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An ilustrated retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer's famous work in which a group of pilgrims in fourteenth-century England tell each other stories as they travel on a pilgrimage to the cathedral at Canterbury.

Chaucer

Chaucer
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,Steve Ellis
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781317891208
Available:
Release: 2014-06-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new addition to the Longman Critical Readers Series provides an overview of the various ways in which modern critical theory has influenced Chaucer Studies over the last fifteen years. There is still a sense in the academic world, and in the wider literary community, that Medieval Studies are generally impervious to many of the questions that modern theory asks, and that it concerns itself only with traditional philological and historical issues. On the contrary, this book shows how Chaucer, specifically the Canterbury Tales, has been radically and excitingly 'opened up' by feminist, Lacanian, Bakhtinian, deconstructive, semiotic and anthropological theories to name but a few. The book provides an introduction to these new developments by anthologising some of the most important work in the field, including excerpts from book-length works, as well as articles from leading and innovative journals. The introduction to the volume examines in some detail the relation between the individual strengths of each of the above approaches and the ways in which a 'postmodernist' Chaucer is seen as reflecting them all. This convenient single volume collection of key critical analyses of Chaucer, which includes work from some journals and studies that are not always easily available, will be indispensable to students of Medieval Studies, Medieval Literature and Chaucer, as well as to general readers who seek to widen their understanding of the forces behind Chaucer's writing.

Canterbury Tales Literary Touchstone Classic Revised Edition

Canterbury Tales  Literary Touchstone Classic   Revised Edition
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1608439356
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Prestwick House Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780141966793
Available:
Release: 2005-09-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most complete of all remaining surviving fragments sections of The Canterbury Tales, the First Fragment contains some of Chaucer's most widely enjoyed work. In The General Prologue, Chaucer introduces his pilgrims through a set of speaking portraits, drawn with a clarity that makes no attempt to conceal their peculiarities. The four tales that follow - those of the Knight, Miller, Reeve and Cook - reveal a wide variety of human preoccupations: whether chivalrous, romantic or simply sexual. Brilliantly bawdy and subtly complex, each of these tales is alive with Chaucer's skills as a poet, storyteller and creator of comedy.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 329
ISBN: BCUL:1092315786
Available:
Release: 1775
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,John Urban Nicolson
Pages: 534
ISBN: 0486431622
Available:
Release: 2015-02-18
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A group of pilgrims bound for Canterbury Cathedral agree to pass the weary miles by taking turns at storytelling — thus begins English literature's greatest collection of chivalric romances, bawdy tales, fables, legends, and other stories. The 14th-century pilgrims represent a range of philosophies, professions, and temperaments, and their vivid, realistic characterizations assured the Tales an instant and enduring success. Each pilgrim's story can be read separately and appreciated in its own right; all appear here in a lucid translation into modern English verse by J. U. Nicholson.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 624
ISBN: 0007449445
Available:
Release: 2012-01-02
Editor: William Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Canterbury Tales are a collection of stories told in Middle-English. Thirty pilgrims leave Southwark to travel to a shrine in Canterbury and become the narrators, telling each other stories of chivalrous romance, fable, parable, debate and comedy as they journey.

Selected Canterbury Tales

Selected Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 135
ISBN: 9780486282411
Available:
Release: 1994-10-21
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Delightful collection includes the General Prologue plus three of the most popular tales: "The Knight's Tale," "The Miller's Prologue and Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale." Recast in modern English verse that captures the lively spirit of the originals. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 528
ISBN: 1847497411
Available:
Release: 2018-12-18
Editor: Alma Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“And specially from every shires ende Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende, The hooly blisful martir for to seke, That hem hath holpen whan that they were seeke.” Assembling at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, twenty-nine pilgrims begin their journey to Canterbury Cathedral. To entertain themselves on their long road, their host suggests that they regale each other with stories, with the teller of the best tale set to earn a free supper. The pilgrims correspond to all sections of medieval society, from the crusading knight to the drunken cook, and their tales span a range of genres, including the comic ribaldry and deception of 'The Miller's Tale' and the story of chivalry and courtly romance told by the Franklin. Unfinished at the time of his death, The Canterbury Tales is widely regarded as Chaucer's masterpiece and one of the greatest and most influential works in English literature.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales
Author: Derek Pearsall
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9781135860073
Available:
Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.

The Selected Canterbury Tales A New Verse Translation

The Selected Canterbury Tales  A New Verse Translation
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,Sheila Fisher
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9780393341782
Available:
Release: 2012-04-09
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fisher's work is a vivid, lively, and readable translation of the most famous work of England's premier medieval poet. Preserving Chaucer's rhyme and meter and faithfully articulating his poetic voice, Fisher makes Chaucer's tales accessible to a contemporary ear.

The Canterbury Tales Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue Third Edition Norton Critical Editions

The Canterbury Tales  Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue  Third Edition   Norton Critical Editions
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781324000785
Available:
Release: 2018-06
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Norton Critical Edition includes:* The medieval masterpiece's most popular tales, including--new to the Third Edition--The Man of Law's Prologue and Tale and The Second Nun's Prologue and Tale.* Extensive marginal glosses, explanatory footnotes, a preface, and a guide to Chaucer's language by V. A. Kolve and Glending Olson.* Sources and analogues arranged by tale.* Twelve critical essays, seven of them new to the Third Edition.* A Chronology, a Short Glossary, and a Selected Bibliography.About the SeriesRead by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.