Canterbury Tales (Everyman's Library) (Paperback)

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Canterbury Tales (Everyman's Library) (Paperback)

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While Geoffrey Chaucer composed several magnificent works of poetry, his reputation as "the father of English literature" rests mainly on The Canterbury Tales, a group of stories told by assorted pilgrims en route to the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral.From the mirthful and bawdy to the profoundly moral, the tales, taken in their entirety, reflect not only the manners and mores of medieval England, but indeed, the full comic and tragic dimensions of the human condition.Considered the greatest collection of narrative poems in English literature, The Canterbury Tales was composed in the Middle English of Chaucer's day, possibly to be read aloud at the court of Richard II.
Product Details ISBN: 9780460113076
ISBN-10: 0460113070
Publisher: Everyman Paperback Classics
Publication Date: January 15th, 1991
Pages: 612
Language: English
Series: Everyman's Library