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The precise, unerring, delicately emphatic characterizations for which The Canterbury Tales is so famous are no more extraordinary than Chaucer’s utter mastery of English rhythms and his effortless versification. Ranging from animal fables to miniature epics of courtly love and savagely hilarious comedies of sexual comeuppance, these stories told by pilgrims on the way to the shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury reveal a teeming, vital fourteenth-century English society on the verge of its Renaissance.
Review: On a spring day in April--sometime in the waning years of the 14th century--29 travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett. Among them is a knight, a monk, a prioress, a plowman, a miller, a merchant, a clerk, and an oft-widowed wife from Bath. Travel is arduous and wearing; to maintain their spirits, this band of pilgrims entertains each other with a series of tall tales that span the spectrum of literary genres. Five hundred years later, people are still reading Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. If you haven't yet made the acquaintance of the Franklin, the Pardoner, or the Squire because you never learned Middle English, take heart: this edition of the Tales has been translated into modern idiom.
From the heroic romance of "The Knight's Tale" to the low farce embodied in the stories of the Miller, the Reeve, and the Merchant, Chaucer treated such universal subjects as love, sex, and death in poetry that is simultaneously witty, insightful, and poignant. The Canterbury Tales is a grand tour of 14th-century English mores and morals--one that modern-day readers will enjoy.
Titel: "Canterbury Tales" (Unwin Critical Library)
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1985. Buchzustand: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Library sticker on front cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4656401
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR008541930
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1985. Buchzustand: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP64928601
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2548594176
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1985. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0048000213
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1985. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0048000213-2-4
Buchbeschreibung Oct 31, 1985. Buchzustand: Used: Acceptable. Ex-library, hardback with D/J and plastic sleeve, usual stamps and markings, stain to the page before the title page, pencil underlining and annotation to a few pages, pen marks to a couple of pages, creases to the corners of a few pages. Ready for immediate dispatch. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SFL5-29Be-N
Buchbeschreibung George Allen & Unwin, 1985. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good-. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Mylar protected dustjacket is lightly edgeworn. Former owner's name on top edge, ffep, and writing in text. ; Unwin Critical Library; 8" - 9" tall; 394 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 43298