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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 OCLC:748809024
Release 1988
Pages 74
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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 9780141966793
Release 2005-09-29
Pages 320
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The most complete of all remaining surviving fragments sections of The Canterbury Tales, the First Fragment contains some of Chaucer's most widely enjoyed work. In The General Prologue, Chaucer introduces his pilgrims through a set of speaking portraits, drawn with a clarity that makes no attempt to conceal their peculiarities. The four tales that follow - those of the Knight, Miller, Reeve and Cook - reveal a wide variety of human preoccupations: whether chivalrous, romantic or simply sexual. Brilliantly bawdy and subtly complex, each of these tales is alive with Chaucer's skills as a poet, storyteller and creator of comedy.



The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales Author Martin Riley
ISBN-10 0198312938
Release 1998
Pages 112
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A lively and fast-moving comic adaptation featuring five of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - as told by the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Pardoner, the Nun's Priest and the Miller. The accompanying activity section includes information on the background to the play, research and presentation activities linking Chaucer's Tales to the society in which he lived, and ways in to Chaucer's original language.



The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 0140424385
Release 2003-01
Pages 504
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'Now as I've drunk a draught of corn-ripe ale, By God it stands to reason I can strike On some good story that you all will like' 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 within 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 love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, The Canterbury tales offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England. Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid modern English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English.



The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales Author Derek Pearsall
ISBN-10 9781135860004
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 396
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This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.



The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 9781101466001
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 464
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David Wright's prose version of Chaucer's classic.



Love Visions

Love Visions Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 9780141959894
Release 2006-05-25
Pages 272
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Spanning Chaucer's working life, these four poems build on the medieval convention of 'love visions' - poems inspired by dreams, woven into rich allegories about the rituals and emotions of courtly love. In The Book of the Duchess, the most traditional of the four, the dreamer meets a widower who has loved and lost the perfect lady, and The House of Fame describes a dream journey in which the poet meets with classical divinities. Witty, lively and playful, The Parliament of Birds details an encounter with the birds of the world in the Garden of Nature as they seek to meet their mates, while The Legend of Good Women sees Chaucer being censured by the God of Love, and seeking to make amends, for writing poems that depict unfaithful women. Together, the four create a marvellously witty, lively and humane self-portrait of the poet.



The Canterbury Tales Penguin Classics

The Canterbury Tales  Penguin Classics  Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 OCLC:755829919
Release 2005
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The Canterbury Tales in Plain and Simple English Translated

The Canterbury Tales in Plain and Simple English  Translated Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 9781621074595
Release 2012-12-21
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Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" is epic in everyway; it have love, humor, history, religion--it has it all! Who wouldn't want to read this true classic? Unfortunately, reading it and understanding it can be two very different things because the English often just does not make sense to the modern reader. Let BookCaps help with this modern translation. If you have struggled in the past reading old English, then BookCaps can help you out. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.



The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 1551119757
Release 2009-04-30
Pages 464
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This edition offers a selection of ten of the most widely read of the Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English, along with the General Prologue and Chaucer's Retraction, where he apologizes for the unworthy parts of the poem. Drawing from the same text as the full Broadview edition of the Tales, which is based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript, this edition also features a critical introduction, marginal translations in modern English of difficult words, and explanatory footnotes. The appendices from the complete edition are also included in their entirety, along with a sampling of illustrations from the Ellesmere manuscript.



Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire

Chaucer and Medieval Estates Satire Author Mann
ISBN-10 0521097959
Release 1973-06-28
Pages 330
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This book is an attempt to discover the origins and significance of the General Prologue-to the Canterbury Tales. The interest of such an inquiry is many-sided. On the one hand, it throws light on the question of whether `life' or 'literature' was Chaucer's model in this work, on the relationship between Chaucer's twenty-odd pilgrims and the structure of medieval society, and on the role of their `estate' in determining the elements of which Chaucer composes their portraits. On the other hand, it makes suggestions about the ways in which Chaucer convinces us of the individuality of his pilgrims, about the nature of his irony, and the kind of moral standards implicit in the Prologue. This book suggests that Chaucer is ironically substituting for the traditional moral view of social structure a vision of a world where morality becomes as specialised to the individual as his work-life.



The Riverside Chaucer

The Riverside Chaucer Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 9780199552092
Release 2008
Pages 1327
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The third edition of the definitive collection of Chaucer's Complete Works, reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon.Since F. N. Robinson's second edition of the The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer was published in 1957, there has been a dramatic increase in Chaucer scholarship. This has not only enriched our understanding of Chaucer's art, but has also enabled scholars, working for the first time with all thesource-material, to recreate Chaucer's authentic texts.For the third edition, an international team of experts completely re-edited all the works, added glosses to appear on the page with the text, andgreatly expanded the introductory material, explanatory notes, textual notes, bibliography, and glossary.In short, the Riverside Chaucer is the fruit of many years' study - the most authentic and exciting edition available of Chaucer's Complete Works.



The House of Fame

The House of Fame Author Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN-10 9781531283421
Release 2018-03-22
Pages 55
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Geoffrey Chaucer is widely considered to be the greatest poet of the Middle Ages and is often called The Father of English Literature. Chaucer’s most famous work is the Canterbury Tales which helped popularize the dialect of the English language. This edition of The House of Fame includes a table of contents.



Chaucer s Pilgrims

Chaucer s Pilgrims Author Laura C. Lambdin
ISBN-10 0275966291
Release 1999
Pages 398
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Provides a detailed historical description of the occupations of each of the pilgrims in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," with each entry placing their vocation in historical context and discussing the daily routine of the pilgrim's occupation.



The Book of Margery Kempe

The Book of Margery Kempe Author
ISBN-10 9780191510151
Release 2015-02-12
Pages 336
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'Alas that I ever did sin! It is so merry in Heaven!' The Book of Margery Kempe (c. 1436-8) is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. Known as the earliest autobiography written in the English language, Kempe's Book describes the dramatic transformation of its heroine from failed businesswoman and lustful young wife to devout and chaste pilgrim. She vividly describes her prayers and visions, as well as the temptations in daily life to which she succumbed before dedicating herself to her spiritual calling. She travelled to the most holy sites of the medieval world, including Rome and Jerusalem. In her life and her boisterous devotion, Kempe antagonized many of those around her; yet she also garnered friends and supporters who helped to record her experiences. Her Book opens a window on to the medieval world, and provides a fascinating portrait of one woman's life, aspirations, and prayers. This new translation preserves the forceful narrative voice of Kempe's Book and includes a wide-ranging introduction and useful notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.



The First Poems in English

The First Poems in English Author Michael Alexander
ISBN-10 9780141918761
Release 2008-05-29
Pages 176
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This selection of the earliest poems in English comprises works from an age in which verse was not written down, but recited aloud and remembered. Heroic poems celebrate courage, loyalty and strength, in excerpts from Beowulf and in The Battle of Brunanburgh, depicting King Athelstan’s defeat of his northern enemies in 937 AD, while The Wanderer and The Seafarer reflect on exile, loss and destiny. The Gnomic Verses are proverbs on the natural order of life, and the Exeter Riddles are witty linguistic puzzles. Love elegies include emotional speeches from an abandoned wife and separated lovers, and devotional poems include a vision of Christ’s cross in The Dream of the Rood, and Caedmon’s Hymn, perhaps the oldest poem in English, speaking in praise of God.



Chaucer s People

Chaucer s People Author Liza Picard
ISBN-10 9780297609049
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 320
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The Middle Ages were turbulent times. In the fourteenth century alone, England was ravaged by war, plague, revolt and the overthrow of a king. Among the surviving records, the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer is the most vivid. But what does it tell us about the everyday lives of medieval men and women? What did people eat, wear, read and think? Through the assorted cast of pilgrims Chaucer selected for The Canterbury Tales, Liza Picard brings medieval social history to life. These are lives led beyond the court circles frequented by most of Chaucer's well-heeled audience - lives spent at the pedal of a loom or in uncharted waters on the high seas. Chaucer would sometimes raise a thought-provoking query in an apparently simple portrait. The Prioress was a sweet, pretty, well-mannered young nun; what was she doing on the road to Canterbury with a mixed band of men, instead of staying in her convent to pray? The Knight was 'a very perfect gentle knight'; but why had his military service landed him in such distant places as Lithuania and Spain? By providing these characters with a three-dimensional framework - the times in which they lived - Picard opens up the fourteenth-century world to us. Drawing on contemporary experiences of a vast range of subjects including trade, religion, toe-curling remedies and hair-raising recipes, Chaucer's People recreates the medieval world in all its glorious detail.