The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  

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In The Canterbury Tales , Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. This version of the text has been translated into modern English by Nevill Coghill.

March 2011 Guest Editor Terry Jones explains why he has chosen this book:

"Of course, I couldn’t leave Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales off my list. This book has probably had more direct effect on my life than any other. It has sent me all over the world talking about the Middle Ages. To begin with I just wanted to write an article about the Knight in the General Prologue – and I spent days when we were doing the Python TV shows, moon-lighting in the British Library trying to find out more about late fourteenth century militarism. This in turn lead me into reading more generally about the Medieval World and sparked a quasi-academic career for me that has run alongside my other stuff."

Synopsis

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook.

About the Author

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a Justice of the Peace and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages
Interest Age: Age 11-14yrs

Author

Geoffrey Chaucer
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Publisher

Nelson Thornes Ltd
www.nelsonthornes.com

Publication date

10th September 2001

ISBN

9780174326588

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