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  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefo...


  • Palamon and Arcite is part of Fables, Ancient and Modern written by John Dryden and published in 1700. Palamon and Arcite is a translation of The Knight's Tale from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Although the plot line is identical, Dryden...



  • When an eclectic group of pilgrims take turns telling tales while on the road to Canterbury Cathedral, the Clerk of Oxford, a learned man, sets out to tell a moral and educational story for his fellow pilgrims. He tells the tale of Griselda, a beauti...


  • Although it was never completed, The Canterbury Tales has succeeded in cementing a place as one of the earliest masterpieces of English literature. Including plates from the celebrated Kelmscott Chaucer, this unique clothbound edition in its own slip...


  • 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 à Bec...


  • Geoffrey Chaucer's writings have been considered classics and included here is not only his most famous work, The Canterbury Tales, but a collection of his other poems, all of which contain the same masterful use of language. Well worth reading for a...


  • • The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.• The classic collection of interwoven tales in verse, presented in modern English for re...


  • Compiled here are some of Chaucer's shorter poems. These poems are all written using the Dream Vision. To name a few of these peoms: The Book of Duchesse, The Parliament of Fowls, The legend of Good Women, The House of Fame and other short poems....







  • It is impossible to overstate the importance of English poet GEOFFREY CHAUCER (c. 1343–c. 1400) to the development of literature in the English language. His writings―which were popular during his own lifetime with the nobility as well as with th...


  • Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and...


  • Each book in this established series contains the full and complete text, and is designed to motivate and encourage students who may be writing on these challenging writers for the first time. It contains useful notes to add depth and knowledge to st...


  • In the fourteenth century Geoffrey Chaucer, who served three kings as a customs official and special envoy, virtually invented English poetry. He did so by wedding the language of common speech to metrical verse, creating a medium that could accommod...




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    """Whoever best acquits himself, and tellsThe most amusing and instructive tale,Shall have a dinner, paid for by us all...""In Chaucer''s most ambitious poem, The Canterbury Tales (c. 1387), a group of pilgrims assembles in an inn just outside London...


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    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available a...







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    " ...] (Knightes Tale, vol. ii. p. 92.) For al ing at is cleped inperfit . is proued inperfit by e amenusynge of perfeccioun . or of ing at is perfit . and her-of come it . at in euery ing general . yif at . at men seen any ing at is inperfit . certy...


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    This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning...


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    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available a...


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    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available a...


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    This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts ...


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    This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts ...


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    Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide....


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    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available a...


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    Taking the stage after the Knight and his lofty tale of courtly love, the drunken miller regales the pilgrims with the account of a young scholar, Nicholas, who persuades his aged landlord’s beautiful young wife to go to bed with him. Having succes...






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    Each book in this established series contains the full and complete text, and is designed to motivate and encourage students who may be writing on these challenging writers for the first time. It contains useful notes to add depth and knowledge to st...


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    Essential Reading for Students of Medieval LiteratureThe Pardoner's Tale is one of the most interesting of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The tale on its own is a neatly told exemplum on the dangers of greed, but the tale and its prologue also casts a l...


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    A poetically faithful and compelling translation of Chaucer's classic. In the tradition of Seamus Heaney's Beowulf and Marie Borroff's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sheila Fisher's The Selected Canterbury Tales is a vivid, lively, and readable ...


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    Chaucer's masterpiece and one of the greatest narrative poems in English, the story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde is renowned for its deep humanity and penetrating psychological insight. This is a modern English prose translation intended as an ...


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    The Wyves Tale of Bathe and prologue are among the best-known of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. They give insight into the role of women in the Late Middle Ages and are probably of interest to Chaucer himself, for the character is one of his mo...


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    You get the full original text of The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath’s Prologue by Geoffrey Chaucer interwoven with a smart, plain-spoken guide to the characters, quotes, themes, symbols, and more from Shmoop. Designed exclusively for Kindle re...