The Canterbury Tales

Paperback $13.00

Nov 01, 1996 | 304 Pages

  • Paperback $13.00

    Nov 01, 1996 | 304 Pages

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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

Table Of Contents

The Canterbury Tales: The First FragmentEditor’s Acknowledgments
A Note on Chaucer’s English and Verse
Further Reading

The General Prologue
The Knight’s Tale
The Miller’s Prologue and Tale
The Reeve’s Prologue and Tale
The Cook’s Prologue and Tale


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