The Canterbury Tales (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton, 1855 - 586 pages
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I don't know, I didn't enjoy this book, I just thought reading it was boring and the stories were slow to develop in my own opinion. If you really enjoy classic literature however, this may be a good read. Read full review

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This book was really crude and immature. I did not finish it and do not recommend it. Canterbury Tales blog post Read full review

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Page 17 - PERSOUN of a toun ; But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche ; His parisshens devoutly wolde he teche.
Page 11 - A CLERK ther was of Oxenforde also, That unto logike hadde long ygo. As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake; But loked holwe, and therto soberly.
Page 451 - If thilke day he wente in-to bataille; 325 She warned him, but it mighte nat availle; He wente for to fighte nathelees, But he was slayn anoon of Achilles. But thilke tale is al to long to telle, And eek it is ny day, I may nat dwelle.
Page 2 - ... corages) : Than longen folk to goon on pilgrimages (And palmers for to seken straunge strondes) To...
Page 15 - His herberwe, his mone, and his lodemanage, -los Ther was non swiche, from Hull unto Cartage. Hardy he was, and wise, I undertake : With many a tempest hadde his herd be shake. He knew wel alle the havens, as they were, Fro Gotland, to the Cape de finistere, And every creke in Bretagne and in Spaine : His barge ycleped was the Magdelaine.
Page 20 - For to ben wise in bying of vitaille. For whether that he paide, or toke by taille, Algate he waited so in his achate, That he was ay before in good estate.
Page 20 - In honour dettelees, but he were wood, Or live as scarsly as him list desire; And able for to helpen al a shire In any cas that mighte falle or happe; And yit this maunciple sette hir aller cappe.
Page 17 - That first he wrought, and afterward he taught. Out of the gospel he the wordes caught, And this figure he added yet thereto, That if gold ruste, what shuld iren do ? Tor if a preest be foule, on whom we trust, No wonder is a lewed man to rust...
Page 22 - Than wolde he speke, and crye as he were wood. And whan that he wel dronken hadde the wyn, Than wolde he speke no word but Latyn. A fewe termes hadde he, two or three, That he had lerned out of som decree ; No wonder is, he herde it al the day ; And eek ye knowen wel, how that a jay Can clepen ' Watte,
Page 7 - But sore weep she if oon of hem were deed, Or if men smoot it with a yerde smerte : And al was conscience and tendre herte.

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Jane Zatta's CHAUCER site
With Prof. Jane Zatta's passing, her CHAUCER site has been moved so that it might be preserved in recognition of her contributions to Chaucer and Middle ... CHAUCER/

The Canterbury Tales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). ... wiki/ Canterbury_Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400)
Geoffrey Chaucer, father of English Literature. Quotes, biography, works, articles, and links to additional resources medlit/ chaucer.htm

Jane Zatta's Chaucer Web Site Index
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Full text and plot summary of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Canterbury Tales Project
In this talk, we will outline the aims of the Canterbury Tales Project, say something of the methods we are using to achieve these aims, and reflect on the ... ~scriptor/ chaucer/ rob.html

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer - Read Print
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Glencoe Literature: Literature Library - The Canterbury Tales
In The Canterbury Tales, a band of men and women meets at an inn to begin a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas Becket. The inn's host suggests that they ... sec/ literature/ litlibrary/ canterbury.html

The Canterbury Tales Summary and Analysis
The Canterbury Tales summary with 762 pages of encyclopedia entries, essays, summaries, research information, and more. The_Canterbury_Tales

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales ~ presented by ELF
Welcome to the ELF Edition of the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. This site features two full editions of the Canterbury Tales online: the original ... canterbury_tales.html

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