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The Canterbury Tales

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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
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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.

Author Biography

Born in London to a wine merchant, Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340-1400) became a royal servant and travelled as a diplomat to France, Spain and Italy. As well as being famed for his translations, his own work includes Troilus and Criseyde, The Book of the Duchess and The Legend of Good Women Edited with an introduction and glosses by Michael Alexander
Release date NZ
March 7th, 1996
Contributors
Introduction by Michael Alexander Notes by Michael Alexander
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
320
Dimensions
129x198x18
ISBN-13
9780140434095
Product ID
1683854

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