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The Canterbury tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer; R M Lumiansky
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, [2001]
Series: Enriched classics series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters -- including Chaucer himself -- are real people, with human emotions and weaknesses. When it is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time when Latin was the standard literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Chaucer; R M Lumiansky
ISBN: 0671727699 9780671727697
OCLC Number: 51498750
Language Note: Tales translated in modern English prose ; includes General prologue and The nun's priest's tale in Middle English.
Notes: Reprint of 1971 Pocket Books edition, with critical excerpt c1987 and other supplementary material c2001.
Description: xxxix, 433 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
Contents: General prologue --
The knight --
The miller --
The reeve --
The cook --
The man of law --
The shipman --
The prioress --
Chaucer --
The monk --
The nun's priest --
The wife of Bath --
The friar --
The summoner --
The cleric --
The merchant --
The squire --
The franklin --
The physician --
The pardoner --
The second nun --
The canon's yeoman --
The manciple --
The parson --
Chaucer's retraction.
Series Title: Enriched classics series.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Chaucer ; a modern English prose translation by R.M. Lumiansky ; preface by Mark Van Doren ; general introduction by David Williams ; illustrations by H. Lawrence Hoffman.

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A group of travelers making a pilgrimage to Canterbury take turns telling stories.  Read more...

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