Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The Canterbury Tales written by legendary author Geoffrey Chaucer is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The Canterbury Tales is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Geoffrey Chaucer is highly recommended. Published by Classic House Books and beautifully produced, The Canterbury Tales would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.
Review: On a spring day in April--sometime in the waning years of the 14th century--29 travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett. Among them is a knight, a monk, a prioress, a plowman, a miller, a merchant, a clerk, and an oft-widowed wife from Bath. Travel is arduous and wearing; to maintain their spirits, this band of pilgrims entertains each other with a series of tall tales that span the spectrum of literary genres. Five hundred years later, people are still reading Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. If you haven't yet made the acquaintance of the Franklin, the Pardoner, or the Squire because you never learned Middle English, take heart: this edition of the Tales has been translated into modern idiom.
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.
Title: The Canterbury Tales
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2769687726
Book Description CreateSpace, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 632 pages. 8.50x5.50x1.43 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1440429782