ISBN10: 1443725978 ISBN13: 9781443725972 Publisher: Read Books Published: Nov 30 2008 Pages: 626 Weight: 2.10lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.75" Language: English
This vintage book contains Geoffrey Chaucer's famous collection of stories, "The Canterbury Tales." The 24 tales are written over 17,000 lines and represent the efforts of a flock of pilgrims engaged in a story-telling contest. The pilgrims are travelling from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral, and the winner of the contest will receive a free meal when they return. Widely considered to be Chaucer's magnum opus, "The Canterbury Tales" is highly recommended for all lovers of the English language and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.