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Portable Chaucer (Viking Portable Library)

ISBN13: 9780613033992
ISBN: 061303399X
List Price: $29.4
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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Pages: 624
Average Goodreads rating: 3.89/5

Both The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida are presented complete in this anthology, in fresh modern translations by Theodore Morrison that convey both the gravity and gaiety of the Middle English originals. The Portable Chaucer also contains selections from The Book of Duchess, The House of Fame, The Bird's Parliament, and The Legend of Good Women, together with short poems. Morrison's introduction is vital for its insights into Chaucer as man and artist, and as a product of the Middle Ages whose shrewdness, humor, and compassion have a wonderfully contemporary ring.