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

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

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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: 727

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 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

Introduces students to a story about a group of pilgrims going to Canterbury and the various tales that they relate to one another.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781439515419

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 113

View: 600

Introduces students to a story about a group of pilgrims going to Canterbury and the various tales that they relate to one another.


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: 384

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 in Plain and Simple English Translated

Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" is epic in everyway; it have love, humor, history, religion--it has it all!

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621074595

Category: Humor

Page:

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Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" is epic in everyway; it have love, humor, history, religion--it has it all! Who wouldn't want to read this true classic? Unfortunately, reading it and understanding it can be two very different things because the English often just does not make sense to the modern reader. Let BookCaps help with this modern translation. If you have struggled in the past reading old English, then BookCaps can help you out. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

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: 207

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.

The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales Selected Tales from Chaucer

This edition of The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by James Winny, detailed notes ...

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316615677

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 646

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by James Winny, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Canterbury Tales

This book provides a broad vision for the future of research in these fields with ideas on how to support these new technologies currently practice.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553210823

Category: Fiction

Page: 423

View: 709

A modern English translation, background information, and a glossary accompany the original Middle English text of Chaucer's collection of twenty-nine tales about a group of travelers on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. Reissue.

The Canterbury Tales

A fresh, modern prose retelling captures the vigorous and bawdy spirit of Chaucer’s classic Renowned critic, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents the work ...

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101155639

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 628

A fresh, modern prose retelling captures the vigorous and bawdy spirit of Chaucer’s classic Renowned critic, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents the work in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to modern readers while preserving the spirit of the original. A mirror for medieval society, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales concerns a motley group of pilgrims who meet in a London inn on their way to Canterbury and agree to take part in a storytelling competition. Ranging from comedy to tragedy, pious sermon to ribald farce, heroic adventure to passionate romance, the tales serve not only as a summation of the sensibility of the Middle Ages but as a representation of the drama of the human condition. Ackroyd’s contemporary prose emphasizes the humanity of these characters—as well as explicitly rendering the naughty good humor of the writer whose comedy influenced Fielding and Dickens—yet still masterfully evokes the euphonies and harmonies of Chaucer’s verse. This retelling is sure to delight modern readers and bring a new appreciation to those already familiar with the classic tales.

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: 617

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

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: Random House LLC

ISBN: 0679643559

Category: Poetry

Page: 626

View: 906

Maintains the flavor, charm, and rhythm of the original version as it chronicles the stories of a group of travelers representing every aspect of medieval society on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, England.

Canterbury Tales

A vigorous treatment of The Nun's Priest's Tale, The Pardoner's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Tale, and The Franklin's Tale.

Author: Barbara Cohen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780688062019

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 197

A vigorous treatment of The Nun's Priest's Tale, The Pardoner's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Tale, and The Franklin's Tale. "This carefully researched and lively edition...is richly and beautifully produced....One could not ask for a more enticing introduction to Chaucer's world." -- Publishers Weekly.


The Canterbury Tales

Tells the story of a group of travelers on a pilgrimage, presented in its original Middle English and accompanied by background information, notes, and a glossary.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Signet Classic

ISBN: 9780451416780

Category: Poetry

Page: 374

View: 357

Tells the story of a group of travelers on a pilgrimage, presented in its original Middle English and accompanied by background information, notes, and a glossary.

The Manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales

Owen investigates what the manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales reveal about the way they came into being.

Author: Charles Abraham Owen

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859913348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 132

View: 954

Owen investigates what the manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales reveal about the way they came into being.

Chaucer s Pilgrims

A Tyndale Audio presentation. Unabridged seven CDs. Read the book-also from Tyndale House Publishers

Author: Laura C. Lambdin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275966294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

View: 644

Provides a detailed historical description of the occupations of each of the pilgrims in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," with each entry placing their vocation in historical context and discussing the daily routine of the pilgrim's occupation.