'Nevill Coghill's easy, seductive translation ensures that this, the most popular work in English Literature - now 600 years old - will run through yet more centuries' Melvyn Bragg
In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature. A storytelling competition within a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. This masterly and vivid modern English verse translation retains all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English.
Translated by NEVILL COGHILL
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
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This re-telling of the Canterbury Tales is a really good read. I'd suffered rather than enjoyed abridged versions of Chaucers tales during English Lit in school where the focus was all on the "old... More
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I ordered this book on line to be sent to a friend which was greatly appreciated. She enjoyed the book very much and I was very pleased with the service and how quick it arrived to her.
“A superb edition which brings this magisterial book to life”
This edition simplifies the text so that it is easy to understand and follow but still feels fresh and straight out of the 14th century.
The Prologue, Miller’s, Summoner’s, Friar’s and Reeve’s Tales are wonderfully... More
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