Canterbury Tales

Chaucer, Geoffrey

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In Chaucer’s most ambitious poem, ‘The Canterbury Tales’ a group of pilgrims assemble in an inn just outside London and agree to entertain each other on the way to Canterbury by telling stories. The pilgrims come from all ranks of society, from the crusading Knight and burly Miller to the worldly Monk and lusty Wife of Bath.

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Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight’s account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath’s Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook.

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Weight 648 g
Dimensions 204 × 138 × 45 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

528

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

821.1 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K