The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 136 x 200 x 44mm | 639.99g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. ill.
  • 0141393211
  • 9780141393216
  • 114,753

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About Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by King Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a justice of the peace, and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey.
Nevill Coghill was an English literary scholar best known for his translations into modern English.
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