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Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer Paperback
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Product Information

  • AR Level8.1
  • AR Quiz Number79334
  • AR Quiz Points26
  • AuthorGeoffrey Chaucer
  • Guided Reading LevelZ
  • Page Count528
  • ISBN100140424385
  • ISBN139780140424386
  • PublisherPenguin Publishing Group
  • Year Published2003
  • Grade Level12
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectClassic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • Lexile Level1410
  • TranslatorNevill Coghill
  • ImprintPenguin Classics

Product Description

Nevill Coghill s masterly and vivid modern English verse translation with all the vigor and poetry of Chaucer s fourteenth-century Middle English 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. 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. Rich and diverse, "The Canterbury Tales"offer us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

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