"The Canterbury Tales", compiled in the late fourteenth century, is an incisive portrait, infused with Chaucer's wry wit and vibrant, poetical language. He evokes a spectrum of colourful characters, from the bawdy Wife of Bath to the gallant Knight, the fastidious Prioress and the burly, drunken Miller. As they wend their way from Southwark to ...
"The Canterbury Tales", compiled in the late fourteenth century, is an incisive portrait, infused with Chaucer's wry wit and vibrant, poetical language. He evokes a spectrum of colourful characters, from the bawdy Wife of Bath to the gallant Knight, the fastidious Prioress and the burly, drunken Miller. As they wend their way from Southwark to Canterbury, tales are told to pass the time, and the stories are as diverse as the narrators, encompassing themes such as adultery, revenge, courtly love, lechery, avarice and penitence. As humorous today as when it was written over six centuries ago, "The Canterbury Tales" remains one of the most popular and enjoyable of the classic works of literature.
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New. No dust jacket. While Geoffrey Chaucer composed several magnificent works of poetry his reputation as "the father of English literature" rests mainly on The Canterbury Tales a group of stories told by assorted pilgrims en route to the shrine of Thomas? Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. From the mirthful and bawdy to the profoundly moral the tales taken in their entirety reflect not only the manners and mores of medieval England but indeed the full comic and tragic dimensions of the human condition. Considered the greatest collection of narrative poems in English literature The Canterbury Tales was composed in the Middle English of Chaucer's day possibly to be read aloud at the court of Richard II. However their grandeur humor and relevance are timeless as readers of this authoritative edition will discover. Language: InglesEnglishAnglais Anglijskij，YingwenIngilizengelskMedia Type: book.
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