The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

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Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's "The Canterbury tales" is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. "The Tales" gathers twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble Plowman.
Publisher: North Kingstown : BBC Audiobooks America, 2008.
ISBN: 9780792759355
0792759354
Additional Contributors: Raffel, Burton
Contents: The Prioress's tale
Prologue to Sir Thopas
Sir Thopas
The Host stops Chaucer's narration
The tale of Melibee
The prologue of the Monk's tale
The Monk's tale : De casibus virorum illustrium [the fall of illustrious men]
The prologue of the Nun's Priest's tale
The Nun's Priest's tale of Cock and Hen, Chauntecleer and Pertelote
Epilogue to the Nun's Priest's tale
The Second Nun's prologue
Prayer to the Virgin Mary
The Second Nun's tale
Prologue of the Cleric-Magician's servant [the Canon's Yeoman's prologue]
Tale of the Cleric-Magician's servant [the Canon's Yeoman's tale]
The Provisioner's prologue [the Manciple's prologue]
The Provisioner's tale [the Manciple's tale]
The Parson's prologue
The Parson's tale
Here the Maker of this book takes his leave
Notes.
Biographical note
Introduction
Translator's foreword
The Canterbury tales
General prologue
The Knight's tale
The Miller's prologue
The Miller's tale
The Steward's prologue [the Reeve's prologue]
The Cook's prologue
The Cook's tale
Introductory words to the Man of Law's tale
Prologue to the Man of Law's tale
The Man of Law's tale
Epilogue to the Man of Law's tale [of disputed authenticity]
The Wife of Bath's prologue
The Wife of Bath's tale
The Friar's prologue
The Friar's tale
The Summoner's prologue
The Summoner's tale
The Cleric's prologue
The Cleric's tale
Chaucer's happy song
The Merchant's prologue
The Merchant's tale
Epilogue to the Merchant's tale
Introduction to the Squire's tale
The Squire's tale [unfinished]
The Landowner's prologue [the Franklin's prologue]
The Landowner's tale [the Franklin's tale]
The Physician's tale
Introduction to the Pardon Peddler's tale [introduction to the Pardoner's tale]
The Pardon Peddler's prologue [the Pardoner's prologue]
The Pardon Peddler's tale [the Pardoner's tale]
The Shipman's tale
The Host's merry words to the Shipman and the Prioress
Prologue to the Prioress's tale.
Summary: Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's "The Canterbury tales" is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. "The Tales" gathers twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble Plowman.

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