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The Canterbury Tales

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'Whoever best acquits himself, and tells The most amusing and instructive tale, Shall have a dinner, paid for by us all...' In Chaucer's most ... Show synopsis

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  • Canterbury Tales (SMK Books) – Trade paperback (2012)
    by Geoffrey Chaucer

    Canterbury Tales

    Trade paperback, SMK Books
    2012
    English
    514 pages

    ISBN: 1617206024
    ISBN-13: 9781617206023

    The Canterbury Tales was Chaucer's magnum opus. He uses the tales and the descriptions of the characters to paint an ironic and critical portrait of English society at the time, and particularly of the Church. Structurally, the collection resembles The Decameron, which Chaucer may have come across during his first diplomatic mission to Italy in 1372. The tales are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at ... Show more

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Reviews of The Canterbury Tales

Overall customer rating: 3.715
davidsherr

false labeling

by davidsherr on Dec 31, 2009

I thought I was buying the Canterbury Tales. That's what the title says, but it is some little paraphrase of the Canterbury tales, a few pages long and in modern English. They should call it what it is. I didn't want to give it any stars but it wouldn't publish without a rating. The real rating ... More

Khlit

Crummy, boring

by Khlit on Jun 23, 2009

I had to read this for medieval literature and it was my least favorite book. The stories are either boring, bawdy, or cliche. The plot lines, despite being written long ago, are uninteresting and easy to predict. It is not worth the time it takes to read. Don't be deceived by the fact that it is a ... More

The Pageturner

Pilgrimage Through Reading

by The Pageturner on Oct 29, 2008

This book was assigned to us in British Literature class. We only read a few selected story, but each one made me laugh, especially "The Wife of Bath". If the you, the reader reads nothing else in the book, you MUST read "The Wife of Bath". It is exceedingly comical. It is a good idea to have Cliff ... More

brin1956

A classic

by brin1956 on Apr 3, 2007

This is a wonderful story and based on real life. Chaucer was one on the greatest writers of his time. More

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