The Canterbury Tales (Google eBook)
Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Tales gathers twenty-nine of literature’s most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble Plowman.
This new edition includes a comprehensive introduction that summarizes some of the most important historical events and movements that defined the world of Chaucer and his pilgrims; two additional tales (Reeve’s and Shipman’s); introductions for each tale designed to prepare the reader for a better understanding and enjoyment of the tale; newly written and conveniently placed explanatory notes; and a new, more easily understood system for learning to pronounce Chaucerian Middle English.
From the Paperback edition.
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Review: The Canterbury TalesUser Review - Maria Marienko - Goodreads
It is not so boring as "Beowulf" and sometimes is funny, but I cannot imagine I would read it on my own free will :) Read full review
Review: The Canterbury TalesUser Review - Sofia - Goodreads
Read the General Prologue, The Knight's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Nun's Priest's Tale, The Pardoner's Tale, and their respective prologues. Read full review