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The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer; Coralie Bickford-smith (Illustrator); Nevill Coghill (Introduction by, Translator, Notes by)
Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics Ser.
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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 TalesChaucer 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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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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780141393216
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : December 2015
  • : 204mm X 138mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 528
  • : 2015298005
  • : 821/.1
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Hardback
  • : Geoffrey Chaucer; Coralie Bickford-smith (Illustrator); Nevill Coghill (Introduction by, Translator, Notes by)