The Canterbury Tales
|Author:||Geoffrey Chaucer; Coralie Bickford-smith (Illustrator); Nevill Coghill (Introduction by, Translator, Notes by)|
|Series:||Penguin Clothbound Classics Ser.|
Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a Justice of the Peace and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey.