skip to content
Selected Canterbury tales Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Selected Canterbury tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1994.
Series: Dover thrift editions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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 storyteller will be treated to a fine dinner on the group's return to Southwark. So  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN: 9780486110790 0486110796
OCLC Number: 880573971
Language Note: Translated from the Old English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: From General prologue (Middle English) --
The general prologue --
The knight's tale --
The miller's prologue --
The miller's tale --
The wife of Bath's prologue --
The tale of the wife of Bath.
Series Title: Dover thrift editions.
Other Titles: Canterbury tales.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Chaucer.

Abstract:

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 storyteller will be treated to a fine dinner on the group's return to Southwark. So begins one of the earliest masterpieces of English literature, a collection of stories as much prized for the portraits of its story-tellers as for the stories they tell - portraits that reveal much of the rich social fabric of 14th-century England. Now three of the most popular tales - along with the charming General Prologue - have been selected for this edition: The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Prologue and Tale and The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale. Animated by Chaucer's sly humor, flair for characterization and wise humanity, the stories have been recast into modern verse that captures the lively spirit of the originals. Highly entertaining, they represent an excellent entree to the rest of The Canterbury Tales and to the pleasures of medieval poetry in general. -Back cover.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/880573971> # Selected Canterbury tales
    a schema:Book, schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork ;
   bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/880573971#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Canterbury tales.
   library:oclcnum "880573971" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/3082-1/{E5091E12-6B73-4E9B-982D-FF2A45859B55}Img100.jpg'" ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Place/england_canterbury> ; # England--Canterbury.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Topic/christian_pilgrims_and_pilgrimages> ; # Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/821.1/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Topic/tales_medieval> ; # Tales, Medieval
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Topic/christian_pilgrims_and_pilgrimages_england_canterbury> ; # Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages--England--Canterbury
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Topic/poetry_english_irish_scottish_welsh> ; # POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Person/chaucer_geoffrey_1400> ; # Geoffrey Chaucer
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:datePublished "1994" ;
   schema:description "From General prologue (Middle English) -- The general prologue -- The knight's tale -- The miller's prologue -- The miller's tale -- The wife of Bath's prologue -- The tale of the wife of Bath."@en ;
   schema:description "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 storyteller will be treated to a fine dinner on the group's return to Southwark. So begins one of the earliest masterpieces of English literature, a collection of stories as much prized for the portraits of its story-tellers as for the stories they tell - portraits that reveal much of the rich social fabric of 14th-century England. Now three of the most popular tales - along with the charming General Prologue - have been selected for this edition: The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Prologue and Tale and The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale. Animated by Chaucer's sly humor, flair for characterization and wise humanity, the stories have been recast into modern verse that captures the lively spirit of the originals. Highly entertaining, they represent an excellent entree to the rest of The Canterbury Tales and to the pleasures of medieval poetry in general. -Back cover."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4241312594> ; # Canterbury tales.
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:genre "Poetry"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Series/dover_thrift_editions> ; # Dover thrift editions.
   schema:name "Selected Canterbury tales"@en ;
   schema:productID "880573971" ;
   schema:url "http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/3082-1/{E5091E12-6B73-4E9B-982D-FF2A45859B55}Img100.jpg" ;
   schema:url <http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/ucm/detail.action?docID=1889846> ;
   schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=E5091E12-6B73-4E9B-982D-FF2A45859B55> ;
   schema:url <https://samples.overdrive.com/selected-canterbury-tales?.epub-sample.overdrive.com> ;
   schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1155974> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780486110790> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/880573971> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Person/chaucer_geoffrey_1400> # Geoffrey Chaucer
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:deathDate "1400," ;
   schema:familyName "Chaucer" ;
   schema:givenName "Geoffrey" ;
   schema:name "Geoffrey Chaucer" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Place/england_canterbury> # England--Canterbury.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "England--Canterbury." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Series/dover_thrift_editions> # Dover thrift editions.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/880573971> ; # Selected Canterbury tales
   schema:name "Dover thrift editions." ;
   schema:name "Dover thrift editions" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Topic/christian_pilgrims_and_pilgrimages> # Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Topic/christian_pilgrims_and_pilgrimages_england_canterbury> # Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages--England--Canterbury
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages--England--Canterbury"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4241312594#Topic/poetry_english_irish_scottish_welsh> # POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4241312594> # Canterbury tales.
   schema:name "Canterbury tales." ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780486110790>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0486110796" ;
   schema:isbn "9780486110790" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.