The Canterbury Tales

Provides a modern verse translation of the story of a group of pilgrims who pass the time during their journey by telling each other tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019283360X

Category: Poetry

Page: 482

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Provides a modern verse translation of the story of a group of pilgrims who pass the time during their journey by telling each other tales

The Canterbury Tales Second Edition

Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer’s original intention, this edition preserves the text as it was found in one influential manuscript.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554811066

Category: Poetry

Page: 550

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The Broadview Canterbury Tales is an edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a Middle English text that is closer to what Chaucer’s scribe, Adam Pinkhurst, actually wrote than that in any other modern edition. Unlike most editions, which draw on a number of manuscripts to recapture Chaucer’s original intention, this edition preserves the text as it was found in one influential manuscript. A sampling of facsimile pages from the original manuscript is also included, along with a selection of other works that give the reader a rich sense of the cultural, political, and literary worlds in which Chaucer lived. The second edition includes a new Middle English glossary, a timeline of Chaucer’s life and times, and detailed page headers showing the fragment and line numbers to assist readers in finding a specific section of the poem.

The Canterbury Tales

An ilustrated retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer's famous work in which a group of pilgrims in fourteenth-century England tell each other stories as they travel on a pilgrimage to the cathedral at Canterbury.

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192741813

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 116

View: 859

An ilustrated retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer's famous work in which a group of pilgrims in fourteenth-century England tell each other stories as they travel on a pilgrimage to the cathedral at Canterbury.

Canterbury Tales

In the Middle Ages an ill-matched band of strangers on a pilgrimate amuse themselves along the way with a storytelling competition.

Author: Susanna Davidson

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN: 9780746099308

Category: Canterbury (England)

Page: 158

View: 205

In the Middle Ages an ill-matched band of strangers on a pilgrimate amuse themselves along the way with a storytelling competition.

Geoffrey Chaucer s Canterbury Tales

Its structure is very simple. After an introduction in lines 1-34, the narrator begins the series of portraits (lines 35-719). Afterwards the Host suggests the tale-telling contest which is then accepted by the pilgrims (lines 720-821).

Author: Catharina Kern

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638754774

Category:

Page: 28

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Essay from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Bayreuth, course: British Survey, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The Canterbury Tales take place in England of the 14th century. It is spring time and a group of 30 people from all social classes is gathering together in the Tabard Inn in Southwark near London to plan their pilgrimage to Becket's tomb at Canterbury. To kill time during their journey a story-telling contest is created. Each pilgrim has to tell a story and the winner of the best story will get a free supper. The Canterbury Tales are structured as a frame narrative. The General Prologue mainly builds the frame where all the characters are introduced and the story-telling competition was invented. Its structure is very simple. After an introduction in lines 1-34, the narrator begins the series of portraits (lines 35-719). Afterwards the Host suggests the tale-telling contest which is then accepted by the pilgrims (lines 720-821). In the following the pilgrims gather and decide that the Knight should tell the first story. The frame in which the story is embedded has a long tradition. Boccaccio's "Decamerone" was for example written in this style and Chaucer read it when visiting Italy. Originally Chaucer wanted each of the pilgrims to tell two stories on the way to Canterbury and two on the way back. This would have led to 120 single stories, but he never finished this enormous work. In fact there are only 23 tales, some of which are even incomplete.

Chaucer

On the contrary, this book shows how Chaucer, specifically the Canterbury Tales, has been radically and excitingly 'opened up' by feminist, Lacanian, Bakhtinian, deconstructive, semiotic and anthropological theories to name but a few.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317891201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 411

This new addition to the Longman Critical Readers Series provides an overview of the various ways in which modern critical theory has influenced Chaucer Studies over the last fifteen years. There is still a sense in the academic world, and in the wider literary community, that Medieval Studies are generally impervious to many of the questions that modern theory asks, and that it concerns itself only with traditional philological and historical issues. On the contrary, this book shows how Chaucer, specifically the Canterbury Tales, has been radically and excitingly 'opened up' by feminist, Lacanian, Bakhtinian, deconstructive, semiotic and anthropological theories to name but a few. The book provides an introduction to these new developments by anthologising some of the most important work in the field, including excerpts from book-length works, as well as articles from leading and innovative journals. The introduction to the volume examines in some detail the relation between the individual strengths of each of the above approaches and the ways in which a 'postmodernist' Chaucer is seen as reflecting them all. This convenient single volume collection of key critical analyses of Chaucer, which includes work from some journals and studies that are not always easily available, will be indispensable to students of Medieval Studies, Medieval Literature and Chaucer, as well as to general readers who seek to widen their understanding of the forces behind Chaucer's writing.

Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucer never finished the Canterbury Tales. Knowing which stories he had at hand and realizing which stories he had yet to write, he began the process of arranging the tales sometime between 1387 and his death in 1400.

Author: Jerome Mandel

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838634547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 719

As he examines the seven multitale fragments of the Canterbury Tales, Jerome Mandel reveals Chaucer's working concepts of artistic arrangement. Each chapter focuses upon the principles underlying Chaucer's construction of the fragments and shows how carefully Chaucer integrated all the parts into an artistic whole. In building the fragments, Chaucer adhered to principles of order that he invented, defined for himself, or discovered among the writers that he read. Chaucer never finished the Canterbury Tales. Knowing which stories he had at hand and realizing which stories he had yet to write, he began the process of arranging the tales sometime between 1387 and his death in 1400. He designed the order in which he wanted some of the tales to be read, wrote prologues and links, and manipulated the structure, themes, and characters of those tales he designated for each individual fragment. The same artistic techniques of contrast, cross-referencing, and leitmotif which unify the individual tales, he used to unify the multitale fragments and to ensure the coherence of the whole project. Even when they do not share the same tone, point of view, narrator, or genre, the tales within each fragment belong together because they share the same themes and types of characters and, perhaps most indicative of Chaucer's ideas of order, they share the same structure. These parallels, which pervade every fragment of the Canterbury Tales, insist that certain tales, and no others, be joined to form a coherent aesthetic unit. Therefore, each fragment, regardless of its intended position in a overall scheme which Chaucer never completed, is a coherent work of art. By examining the methods Chaucer used to link the tales into clearly defined and coherent fragments, Professor Mandel shows how Chaucer designed and built the tales to fit together with mutual coherence. In the process, his book enlarges our awareness of Chaucer's creative richness by uncovering all manner of previously unnoticed excellences in one of the more neglected areas of Chaucer's art in the Canterbury Tales. This book is full of pleasant surprises. Not only do we discover the principles that governed Chaucer's choices but we discover that the tales Chaucer linked, especially in the two-tale fragments, are more like each other than they are like any other tale in the collection. Learned and original, the book provides exciting insights into the way Chaucer constructed the individual fragments of the Canterbury Tales and thus improves our understanding of the craft that Chaucer found "so long to lerne."

The Canterbury Tales

This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.

Author: Derek Pearsall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135860076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

View: 295

This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.

The Canterbury tales

End notes provide all the information necessary for a complete understanding of the work. This unique book with its eye-catching and colourful design, celebrates one of the most significant periods in English history.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 585

View: 775

The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales contains the most vivid and familiar passages from medieval English literature. Chaucer's pilgrims form a complete cross-section of the society of his day from the Monk and Merchant, the Doctor and Lawyer, through to the outrageous Miller and the corrupt Summoner. This illustrated edition of the Prologue features miniatures taken from the Ellesmere manuscript, and closely adheres to the authentic text of Chaucer. End notes provide all the information necessary for a complete understanding of the work. This unique book with its eye-catching and colourful design, celebrates one of the most significant periods in English history.

The Canterbury Tales

Brilliantly bawdy and subtly complex, each of these tales is alive with Chaucer's skills as a poet, storyteller and creator of comedy.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141966793

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

View: 931

The most complete of all remaining surviving fragments sections of The Canterbury Tales, the First Fragment contains some of Chaucer's most widely enjoyed work. In The General Prologue, Chaucer introduces his pilgrims through a set of speaking portraits, drawn with a clarity that makes no attempt to conceal their peculiarities. The four tales that follow - those of the Knight, Miller, Reeve and Cook - reveal a wide variety of human preoccupations: whether chivalrous, romantic or simply sexual. Brilliantly bawdy and subtly complex, each of these tales is alive with Chaucer's skills as a poet, storyteller and creator of comedy.


The Canterbury Tales in Modern Verse

Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of The Canterbury Tales should find themselves turning page after page: by recasting Chaucer's ten-syllable couplets into eight-syllable lines, Joseph Glaser achieves a lighter, more rapid ...

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 160384063X

Category: Poetry

Page: 360

View: 409

Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of The Canterbury Tales should find themselves turning page after page: by recasting Chaucer's ten-syllable couplets into eight-syllable lines, Joseph Glaser achieves a lighter, more rapid cadence than other translators, a four-beat rhythm well-established in the English poetic tradition up to Chaucer's time. Glaser's shortened lines make compelling reading and mirror the elegance and variety of Chaucer's verse to a degree rarely met by translations that copy Chaucer beat for beat. Moreover, this translation's full, Chaucerian range of diction--from earthy to Latinate--conveys the great scope of Chaucer's interests and effects. The selection features complete translations of the majority of the stories, including all of the more familiar tales and narrative links along with abridgments or summaries of the others. To reflect Chaucer's interest in poetic technique, Glaser presents the tales written in non-couplet stanzas in their original forms. An Introduction, marginal glosses, bibliography, and notes are also included.

The Canterbury Tales Original and Modernised Text by Geoffrey Chaucer Delphi Classics Illustrated

This eBook features the unabridged text Chaucer's ‘The Canterbury Tales' in the Original medieval text and a Modernised Text, from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer’.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1788774795

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

View: 469

This eBook features the unabridged text Chaucer's ‘The Canterbury Tales' in the Original medieval text and a Modernised Text, from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Chaucer includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Canterbury Tales - Original and Modernised Text by Geoffrey Chaucer - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Chaucer’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

A collection of ten critical essays on the Prologue to Chaucer's well-known work, arranged in chronological order of their original publication.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441143645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 406

A collection of ten critical essays on the Prologue to Chaucer's well-known work, arranged in chronological order of their original publication.

Chaucer at Work

Chaucer at Work is a new kind of introduction to the Canterbury Tales. It avoids excessive amounts of background information and involves the reader in the discovery of how Chaucer composed his famous work.

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315504405

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 211

Chaucer at Work is a new kind of introduction to the Canterbury Tales. It avoids excessive amounts of background information and involves the reader in the discovery of how Chaucer composed his famous work. It presents a series of sources and contexts to be considered in conjunction with key passages from Chaucer's poems. It includes sets of questions to encourage the reader to examine the text in detail and to build on his or her observations. This well-informed and practical guide will prove invaluable reading to those studying medieval literature at undergraduate level and English literature at A level.

The Canterbury Tales

A prose translation of the classic 14th-century poem seeks to retain Chaucer's vigorous and bawdy style while rendering its contents more accessible to modern readers, in a version that places an emphasis on the humanity of key characters.

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670021222

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 688

A prose translation of the classic 14th-century poem seeks to retain Chaucer's vigorous and bawdy style while rendering its contents more accessible to modern readers, in a version that places an emphasis on the humanity of key characters.

Geoffrey Chaucer s The Canterbury Tales

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Author: Lee Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195175735

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

View: 224

The ten essays selected for this book illuminate the central themes of the most frequently taught Canterbury Tales. These texts are appropriate for undergraduates and general readers and were edited carefully to ensure that references and allusions are explained in footnotes. Theoretical excursus and critical jousting have been either simplified or omitted entirely. At the end of each essay is an annotated list of further readings. The volumes editor is one of the most distinguished active Chaucerian scholars in the world.

The Canterbury Tales

This new edition includes a comprehensive introduction that summarizes some of the most important historical events and movements that defined the world of Chaucer and his pilgrims; two additional tales (Reeve’s and Shipman’s); ...

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 1588367649

Category: Poetry

Page: 672

View: 553

Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Tales gathers twenty-nine of literature’s most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble Plowman. This new edition includes a comprehensive introduction that summarizes some of the most important historical events and movements that defined the world of Chaucer and his pilgrims; two additional tales (Reeve’s and Shipman’s); introductions for each tale designed to prepare the reader for a better understanding and enjoyment of the tale; newly written and conveniently placed explanatory notes; and a new, more easily understood system for learning to pronounce Chaucerian Middle English.


The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales are a collection of stories told in Middle-English.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780007449446

Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

Page: 624

View: 660

The Canterbury Tales are a collection of stories told in Middle-English. Thirty pilgrims leave Southwark to travel to a shrine in Canterbury and become the narrators, telling each other stories of chivalrous romance, fable, parable, debate and comedy as they journey.