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    The Canterbury Tales (Bantam Classics) (Paperback)(English / English, Middle (1100-1500)) By (author) Geoffrey Chaucer, By (author) A.Kent Hieatt, By (author) Constance B Hieatt

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    DescriptionLively, 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 Canterbury Tales" gather 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. A graceful modren translation facing each page of the text allows the contemporary reader to enjoy the fast pace of these selections from "The Canterbury Tales" with the poetry of the Middle English original always at first hand.


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    Title
    The Canterbury Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey Chaucer, By (author) A.Kent Hieatt, By (author) Constance B Hieatt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 423
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 214 g
    Language
    English
    English, Middle (1100-1500)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553210828
    ISBN 10: 0553210823
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DC
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000, POE005020
    DC22: 821.1
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading:
    DC19: 821.1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    LC classification: PR1867.H53
    Thema V1.0: DC
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam USA
    Publication date
    01 February 1990
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London about 1340, the son of a well-to-do and well-connected wine merchant. In 1360, after his capture while fighting in the French wars, Edward III paid his ransom, and later Chaucer married Philippa de Roet, a maid of honor to the queen and sister-in-law to John of Gaunt, Chaucer's patron. Chaucer's oeuvre is commonly divided into three periods: the French (to 1372), consisting of such works as a translation of the Roman de la Rose and The Book of the Duchess; the Italian (1372-1385), including The House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls and Troilus and Criseyde; and the English (1385-1400), culminating in The Canterbury Tales. In 1400, he died, leaving 24 of the apparently 120 tales he had planned for his final masterpiece. Chaucer became the first of England's great men to be buried in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Peter G. Beidler is the Lucy G. Moses Distinguished Professor of English at Lehigh University. He is the author of a dozen books and more than 150 articles. In the summer of 2005 he directed a seminar for high school teachers on Chaucer's Canterbury Comedies (the seminar was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities). He and his wife Anne have four children.
    Review quote
    "A delight . . . [Raffel's translation] provides more opportunities to savor the counterpoint of Chaucer's earthy humor against passages of piercingly beautiful lyric poetry."--"Kirkus Reviews " "Masterly . . . This new translation beckons us to make our own pilgrimage back to the very wellsprings of literature in our language." --Billy Collins "The Canterbury Tales has remained popular for seven centuries. It is the most approachable masterpiece of the medieval world, and Mr. Raffel's translation makes the stories even more inviting.""--Wall Street Journal " "From the Trade Paperback edition."
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    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 Canterbury Tales gather 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. A graceful modren translation facing each page of the text allows the contemporary reader to enjoy the fast pace of these selections from "The Canterbury Tales with the poetry of the Middle English original always at first hand.