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The Canterbury Tales (Bantam Classics)

ISBN13: 9780553210828
ISBN: 0553210823
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $5.99
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Published Date:
Edition 3rd Printing
Pages: 421
Average Goodreads rating: 3.50/5 (804 ratings)

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.