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The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment (Penguin Classics) (Middle English Edition)

ISBN13: 9780140434095
ISBN: 0140434097
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $11.0
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published Date:
Pages: 304
Average Goodreads rating: 3.50/5 (1131 ratings)

A selection of the best-loved and most frequently studied of The Canterbury Tales

This collection is the perfect introduction to one of the cornerstones of English literature. The General Prologue provides picturesque character sketches of the colorful band of pilgrims who gather at a London inn on their way to Canterbury. The nine tales chosen range from the noble Knight’s story of rivalry in love to the boastful and hypocritical Pardoner’s moral treatise, and from the exuberant Wife of Bath’s Arthurian legend to the Miller’s worldly, ribald farce. Incorporating every type of medieval narrative—bawdy anecdote, allegorical fable, and courtly romance—the tales selected here encompass the blend of universal human themes and individual personal detail that have enthralled readers for more than six hundred years.
@AprilFools Oh and the Wyfe of Bathe. Talk about a woman who likes to be perced to the roote.

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