The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters -- including Chaucer himself -- are real people, with human emotions and weaknesses. When it is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time when Latin was the standard literary language across western Europe, the magnitude of his achievement is even more remarkable. But Chaucer's genius needs no historical introduction; it bursts forth from every page of The Canterbury Tales.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
THE MAN OF LAW
THE WIFE OF BATH
THE SECOND NUN
THE CANONS YEOMAN
Absalom Aella Allan answered Arcite began blessed brother Canace canon Canterbury Canterbury Tales certainly Chanticleer Chaucer Christ cleric clothes Constance cursed daughter dear death desire dressed Emily eyes faith false friar friends Geoffrey Chaucer God's gold Griselda hand happy hear heard heart holy honor horse Host husband John killed King knew knight Knight's Tale koude lady live look lord Manciple marriage married Mars matter merry Middle English miller Miller's Tale mordre never Nicholas noble Nun's Priest once Palamon pity poor pray priest Prologue reeve's tale rode sing sleep sorrow soul speak spoke story summoner sure swear sweet tale tell Thebes ther Theseus things thought told trouble truly Valerian Venus whan wife Wife of Bath wise wish woman women words young