The Canterbury Tales

By: Geoffrey Chaucer; Translator-David Wright

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VERY GOOD+In slipcase. 6th Printing (2005) No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. . . . . . . . . The Canterbury Tales are an essential part of our literary heritage. Intelligent, lively, ribald and profound, they have lost none of their immediacy in the 600 years since they were written. A motley collection of characters assemble in London for their pilgrimage to Canterbury - the Clerk, the Knight, the Prioress, the Miller, the Wife of Bath . . . To while away the hours of travelling they tell each other stories. Some are moral tales, some bawdy, some fantastical - 'God's plenty', in the words of John Dryden. David Wright's superb translation from the original Middle English preserves all of Chaucer's wit and nuance. Ian Kershaw's Desert Island Companion 'The Canterbury Tales are for me not only a literary masterpiece, offering an incomparable insight into the mentalities of the Middle Ages. They offer also a marvellously humane and positive portrait of society, encouraging for any era. It is impossible to tire of Chaucer's classic. This is the book to keep me in good spirits on my desert island until the rescue-boat appears - preferably before I have to turn my hand to cooking.

Title: The Canterbury Tales

Author Name: Geoffrey Chaucer; Translator-David Wright

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: The Folio Society: 2005

ISBN Number: B000R8Y6UA

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 71712