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Geoffrey Chaucer - Selected Canterbury Tales

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ISBN-10: 0486282414

ISBN-13: 9780486282411

Edition: 1994

Authors: Geoffrey Chaucer

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Delightful collection includes the General Prologue plus three of the most popular tales: The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Prologue and Tale and The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale. Recast in modern English verse that captures the lively spirit of the originals.
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Book details

List price: $5.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/21/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.27" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

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…    

from General Prologue (Middle English)
The General Prologue
The Knight's Tale
The Miller's Prologue
The Miller's Tale
The Wife of Bath's Prologue
The Tale of the Wife of Bath