Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 0553210823
A modern English translation, background information and glossary accompany the original Middle English text of Chaucer's poem about travelers on a pilgrimage
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 0140440224
A retelling of the medieval poem about a group of travelers on a pilgrimage to Canterbury and the tales they tell each other
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 0140424385
A retelling of the medieval poem about a group of travelers on a pilgrimage to Canterbury and the tales they tell each other.
Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679409890
The poem, in the original Middle English, is accompanied by background information, notes, and marginal glosses, and tells the story of a group of travelers on a pilgrimage
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 0812978455
Beyond its importance as a literary work of unvarnished genius, Geoffrey Chaucer’s unfinished epic poem is also one of the most beloved works in the English language–and for good reason: It is lively, absorbing, perceptive, and outrageously funny. But despite the brilliance of Chaucer’s work, the continual evolution of our language has rendered his words unfamiliar to many of us. Esteemed poet, translator, and scholar Burton Raffel’s magnificent new unabridged translation brings Chaucer’s poetry back to life, ensuring that none of the original’s wit, wisdom, or humanity is lost to the modern reader. This Modern Library edition also features an Introduction by the widely influential medievalist and author John Miles Foley that discusses Chaucer’s work as well as his life and times.
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 014042234x
A diverse group of travelers on a pilgrimage to Canterbury exchanges an array of tales, including "The Wife of Bath," "The Prioress' Tale," "The Nun's Priest Tale," and "The Shipman's Tale," that paint a vivid picture of fourteenth-century medieval life, society, and values. Reprint.
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 1411426967
No Fear: The Canterbury Tales gives you the original tales on the left-hand page, side-by-side with an easy-to-understand translation on the right. Featuring the complete text, a line-by-line translation that puts Chaucer into everyday language, a complete list of characters with descriptions, and plenty of helpful commentary, No Fear: The Canterbury Tales allows you to read the tales in all their brilliance—and actually understand what they mean!
The Canterbury Tales: A Prose Version in Modern English
The Canterbury Tales
A Prose Version in Modern English
Paperback      ISBN: 0307743535
David Wright’s classic translation brings Chaucer’s masterpiece of Middle English storytelling into clear modern prose. The Canterbury Tales has entertained readers for centuries, with its comic animal fables, moral allegories, miniature epics of courtly love, and rollicking erotic farces that bring fourteenth-century England to life on every page. The gloriously varied stories, narrated by a group of pilgrims on their way to Canterbury, are peopled with saints, sinners, and ordinary mortals in a vivid panorama of the medieval world. This prose translation renders these tales as accessible and irresistible to modern readers as they were to Chaucer’s contemporaries.
The Canterbury Tales: A Selection
The Canterbury Tales
A Selection
Paperback      ISBN: 0140424458
A selection of the "Chaucer's Canterbury Tales" that provides an introduction to one of the cornerstones of English literature. It offers character sketches of the colourful band of pilgrims who gather at a London inn on their way to Canterbury. It contains an introduction examining Chaucer's life and work and the literary influences on the Tales.
Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury
Chaucer's Tale
1386 and the Road to Canterbury
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670026433
" A lively microbiography of Chaucer that tells the story of the tumultuous year that led to the creation of The Canterbury Tales. In 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer endured his worst year, but began his best poem. The father of English literature did not enjoy in his lifetime the literary celebrity that he has today-far from it. The middle-aged Chaucer was living in London, working as a midlevel bureaucrat and sometime poet, until a personal and professional crisis set him down the road leading to The CanterburyTales. In the politically and economically fraught London of the late fourteenth century, Chaucer was swept up against his will in a series of disastrous events that would ultimately leave him jobless, homeless, separated from his wife, exiled from his city, and isolated in the countryside of Kent-with no more audience to hear the poetry he labored over. At the loneliest time of his life, Chaucer made the revolutionary decision to keep writing, and to write for a national audience, for posterity, and for fame. Brought expertly to life by Paul Strohm, this is the eye-opening story of the birth one of the most celebrated literary creations of the English language"--