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Canterbury Tales Fifteen Tales and the General Prologue

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ISBN-10: 0393925870

ISBN-13: 9780393925876

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Geoffrey Chaucer, V. A. Kolve, Glending Olson

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The most admired of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' are presented here in the original language but with spelling and annotations for modern readers.
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Book details

List price: $18.57
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320

Geoffrey Chaucer, one of England's greatest poets, was born in London about 1340, the son of a wine merchant and deputy to the king's butler and his wife Agnes. Not much is known of Chaucer's early life and education, other than he learned to read French, Latin, and Italian. His experiences as a civil servant and diplomat are said to have developed his fascination with people and his knowledge of English life. In 1359-1360 Chaucer traveled with King Edward III's army to France during the Hundred Years' War and was captured in Ardennes. He returned to England after the Treaty of Bretigny when the King paid his ransom. In 1366 he married Philippa Roet, one of Queen Philippa's ladies, who gave…    

V. A. Kolve is UCLA Foundation Professor of English, Emeritus. A Rhodes Scholar, he is the author of Chaucer and the Imagery of Narrative, winner of the James Russell Lowell Award and British Council Prize, The Play Called Corpus Christi, and the forthcoming Christ as Gardener and Pilgrim: A Study in Medieval Iconography.

Glending Olson is Professor Emeritus of English, Cleveland State University. He is the author of Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages.