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Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales - 9780140424386 - KOG0007325
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The Canterbury Tales

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Description for The Canterbury Tales Paperback. Offers us a glimpse into the life and mind of Medieval England. This is a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. Translator(s): Coghill, Nevill. Num Pages: 528 pages, notes. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 130 x 23. Weight in Grams: 364. Clean copies in quarter leather over boards. Frontispieces and all prints present. Remain fine in slip case. Slip case has minor wear and discolouring but remains very good
Inspired by Boccaccio's Decameron, and framed as a storytelling competition between a group of pilgrims, Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is one of the greatest works of English literature, translated from the Middle English with an introduction by Nevill Coghill in Penguin Classics. In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly ... Read more

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About Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a Justice of the Peace and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey. Nevill Coghill's translation of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde ... Read more

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