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The Canterbury Tales

A Selection

Geoffrey Chaucer - Author

Colin Wilcockson - Editor

Colin Wilcockson - Introduction by

Colin Wilcockson - Translator

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ISBN 9780140424454 | 656 pages | 28 Jul 2009 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A selection of the best-loved and most frequently studied of The Canterbury Tales

This collection is the perfect introduction to one of the cornerstones of English literature. The General Prologue provides picturesque character sketches of the colorful band of pilgrims who gather at a London inn on their way to Canterbury. The nine tales chosen range from the noble Knight's story of rivalry in love to the boastful and hypocritical Pardoner's moral treatise, and from the exuberant Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend to the Miller's worldly, ribald farce. Incorporating every type of medieval narrative-bawdy anecdote, allegorical fable, and courtly romance-the tales selected here encompass the blend of universal human themes and individual personal detail that have enthralled readers for more than six hundred years.

The Canterbury Tales: A Selection Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Translation, Text and Illustrations

The Canterbury Tales

The General Prologue
The Knight's Tale
The Miller's Prologue and Tale
The Reeve's Prologue and Tale
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale
The Clerk's Prologue and Tale
The Merchant's Prologue, Tale and Epilogue
The Franklin's Prologue and Tale
The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale
The Nun's Priest's Tale