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From the heroic romance of "The Knight's Tale" to the low farce embodied in the stories of the Miller, the Reeve, and the Merchant, Chaucer treated such universal subjects as love, sex, and death in poetry that is simultaneously witty, insightful, and poignant. The Canterbury Tales is a grand tour of 14th-century English mores and morals--one that modern-day readers will enjoy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The version of this classic I read was a translation into modern English by Nevill Coghill.
It was very interesting to read this book and I reccommend it for any others who like to read short little tales as are in this book.
Very pleased and a great site to order from for required special book readings for High School lit classes and summer reading.
This translation is purportedly excellent; however, I found it difficult to engage with the style. I do love The Canterbury Tales, especially those sections that I have read in... Read morePublished 13 days ago by B. Reed
I collect TRina Hyman art and this was a perfect example of her historical style of setting that I was looking for. Great illustrations with fantastic detail.Published 24 days ago by M. O. McManis
Very good rendition with a useful introduction. I use this as a supplement for my class study of the middle ages. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Charles B. Lemak
I have had a hard copy of this edition since 1986 and it's been screaming "Read Me!" from my bookshelves ever since then. For many reasons, I've neglected it.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. R. Costas Jr.
MAXNotes "Canterbury Tales" allows a reader to readily understand in a relatively small number of hours the great multitude of 550-year-old tales (they really never finished the 58... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Billie-Boy
Worth re-reading once. It was fun to revisit the book and see what I'd missed or didn't understand the first time it was read in high school.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer