The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

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ISBN10: 0671727699 ISBN13: 9780671727697 Publisher: Pocket Classics Published: Aug 1 1990 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 4.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters -- including Chaucer himself -- are real people, with human emotions and weaknesses. When it is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time when Latin was the standard literary language across western Europe, the magnitude of his achievement is even more remarkable. But Chaucer's genius needs no historical introduction; it bursts forth from every page of The Canterbury Tales.

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