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Canterbury Tales

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ISBN-10: 1405862327

ISBN-13: 9781405862325

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Geoffrey Chaucer

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Classic / British English (Available February 2008) ?We'll give a free dinner to the person who tells the best story. Now, put up your hands if you agree.' The pilgrims all held up their hands. A group of pilgrims are travelling together for five days from London to Canterbury. On the way, each pilgrim has to tell a story to keep the others amused. Some stories are happy, and some are sad. But they all have a message, and we can learn from them.
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Book details

List price: $11.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 8/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.15" tall
Weight: 0.198
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…