The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales was the first great poem in the English language, and it remains a favorite among students and scholars to this day. Ideal for research, this new title in the Bloom's Guides series includes broad-ranging excerpts from interpretive essays that provide expert commentary on this timeless work. It also features an introduction by master scholar Harold Bloom, a bibliography, and an index.
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