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A retelling of the medieval poem about a group of travelers on a pilgrimage to Canterbury and the tales they tell each other. With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life-from knight to nun, miller to monk-reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth...
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 most developed ones, with her prologue twice as long as her tale.
Compiled here are some of Chaucer's shorter poems. These poems are all written using the Dream Vision. To name a few of these poems: The Book of Duchesse, The Parliament of Fowls, The Legend of Good Women, The House of Fame and other short poems.
This delightful collection includes the General Prologue plus three of the most popular tales: "The Knight's Tale," "The Miller's Prologue and Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale." Recast in modern English verse that captures the lively spirit of the originals.
Frequently referred to as the first great English novel, this story of two lovers brims with romance, warfare, and betrayal. Set during the siege of Troy, the epic poem tells of Troilus, a Trojan prince who has fallen hopelessly in love with Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan priest who has defected to the Greeks. Remarkable for his beauty and bravery, Troilus is an engaging youth--noble, sensitive, and pure-souled--who lives, and eventually dies,...
This collection of the works of Chaucer has been edited by Walter William Skeat, who was scrupulous in producing a sound text based on the best manuscripts, and eschewing inauthentic works that had been spuriously attributed to Chaucer. Skeat also includes thorough detail on the nature of Chaucer's Middle English language.
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.
Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Geoffrey Chaucer in Middle English:
•The Canterbury Tales
•The Book of the Duchess
•The House of Fame
•Anelida and Arcite
•The Parliament of Fowls
•Troilus and Criseyde
•The Legend of Good Women
•The Shorter Poems
•A Treatise on the Astrolabe
•The Romaunt of the Rose
Compiled in one book, the essential collection of short poems by Geoffrey Chaucer:
• The Book of the Duchess
• The House of Fame
• The Parliament of Fowles
• Merciles Beaute
• Lak of Stedfastnesse
A collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, telling of a group of thirty people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host - Chaucer himself. Includes: The Summoner's Tale; The Friar's Tale; The Manciple's Tale; The Physician's Tale; The Seaman's Tale; The Lawyer's Tale; and The Prioress's Tale.
Four more delightful tales from one of the most entertaining storytellers of all time. Though writing in the 13th century, Chaucer's wit and observation comes down undiminished through the ages, especially in this accessible modern verse translation.The stories vary considerably from the uproarious Wife of Bath's Tale, promoting the power of women to the sober account of patient Griselda in the Clerk's Tale.
In an authoritative performance by actor Richard Bebb, two sections from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales are presented in Old English, under the advisement of the leading living scholar on Chaucerian pronunciation, Professor Derek Brewer.
The Knyghtes Tale of medieval wars and chivalry is the first tale told to the pilgrims as they set out to Canterbury. It concerns Theseus, returning from fighting at Thebes, two brother knights Palamon and Arcite, imprisoned but yearning for their loves.
Troilus and Criseyde (c.1385) is an epic poem written by English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Composed in Middle English, Troilus and Criseyde is the story of two lovers forced apart by the Greek siege of Troy. Often considered Chaucer's finest work for its structural consistency and completeness, the poem adapts Homer's Iliad and other ancient sources which expand on its tradition to tell a Christian moral tale about the importance of faith and the sacred...