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Canterbury Tales Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc. (November 6, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785823123
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785823124
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #715,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Janssen on March 4, 2011
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If you're looking for a fairly complete (includes The Parson's Tale) hardcover edition of Chaucer's unfinished masterpiece you could do far worse than this effort by Chartwell Books. The modern translation is by Frank Ernest Hill and is serviceable, if not considered particularly trendy by Chaucer buffs (try the Hackett Publishing edition w/ the Joseph Glaser translation if you want trendy). It includes a number of facsimile title pages (in B&W) from the exalted Kelmscott Chaucer published by William Morris in 1896. The woodblock prints were created by Edward Burne-Jones and add to the telling of each tale. Most include snippets of Chaucer's original middle english text.

This is a reader's edition in modern prose and should not be confused with the Riverside Chaucer or other academic publications. It's oversize, sturdily bound and very attractive to boot. At less than $19* it's highly recommended.

* As a point of info for prospective purchasers; this volume is readily available from a variety of sellers and amazon is very price competitive when the volume is in stock. However, when the book was out of stock for the last month or so a flurry of "marketplace vultures" swept in charging $50 & up for "new" copies. This is NOT the "Kelmscott Chaucer" that has been reintroduced; though it is a facsimile and a very nice edition. Don't be fooled and don't pay more than $20 for it. The reintroduced Kelmscott (monochrome) sells for about $40 and is still available.
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5 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Paula K. Ginsburgh on November 12, 2009
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Beautiful Book. A great addition to my middle ages study for 6th graders. Thanks
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