The Canterbury Tales (Penguin Classics)

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9780140861372: The Canterbury Tales (Penguin Classics)

Chaucer's characters are perhaps the best known figures of Medieval literature. These tales are alive with legends and escapades that should amuse and enlighten the reader. Chaucer develops and mocks his characters as they tell their different stories on the way to Canterbury.

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Carefully selected to be read aloud, this recording of Chaucer's poem gives the listener a merry feast of the voices and characters from which "The Canterbury Tales" continues to draw its enduring power.

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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

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

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