The Canterbury Tales
A Prose Version in Modern English
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ISBN10: 0307743535 ISBN13: 9780307743534 Contributors: Wright, David Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Jul 12 2011 Pages: 330 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
A clear modern prose translation of Chaucer's masterpiece of Middle English storytelling by the acclaimed poet David Wright.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.