The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales : A Selection (14th Century)

3.76 (1,270 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Edited by  , Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?

Description

Drawing from the same text as the complete Broadview edition of the Tales, which is based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript, this selected edition also features a critical introduction, marginal glosses in modern English of difficult words, and explanatory footnotes. The most widely taught appendix material from the complete edition is included, along with ten illustrations from the Ellesmere Manuscript.

The second edition includes a new glossary, a timeline of Chaucer's life and times, and detailed headers showing the section and line numbers, making it easier to find a specific section of the poem. Several popular prologues and tales have also been added to the selection: The Cook's Prologue and Tale, The Friar's Prologue and Tale, The Merchant's Prologue and Tale, and The Parson's Prologue.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 544.31g
  • Peterborough, Canada
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1554811368
  • 9781554811366
  • 661,826

Back cover copy

Drawing from the same text as the complete Broadview edition of the Tales, which is based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript, this selected edition also features a critical introduction, marginal glosses in modern English of difficult words, and explanatory footnotes. The most widely taught appendix material from the complete edition is included, along with ten illustrations from the Ellesmere Manuscript.



The second edition includes a new glossary, a timeline of Chaucer's life and times, and detailed headers showing the section and line numbers, making it easier to find a specific section of the poem. Several popular prologues and tales have also been added to the selection: The Cook's Prologue and Tale, The Friar's Prologue and Tale, The Merchant's Prologue and Tale, and The Parson's Prologue.
show more

Review quote

Boenig and Taylor have produced a welcome addition to the already-rich offerings available for the study of Chaucer in the classroom. The text hews closely to the Ellesmere Manuscript, making it useful for discussions of manuscript contexts of The Canterbury Tales. And both students and teachers will find the materials that frame the poem to be valuable aids in its study; the introduction offers a concise history of Chaucer and the reception of his work while the excerpted source texts that follow the poem are well chosen and provide crucial context." - Timothy Stinson, North Carolina State University
show more

About Geoffrey Chaucer

Robert Boenig is Professor of English at Texas A&M University, USA.

Andrew Taylor is Associate Professor of English at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
show more

Rating details

1,270 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 29% (366)
4 32% (406)
3 29% (362)
2 9% (109)
1 2% (27)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X