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Canterbury Tales (Hardcover) (Geoffrey Chaucer & A. C. Cawley)

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The precise, unerring, delicately emphatic characterizations for which The Canterbury Tales is so famous are no more extraordinary than Chaucer’s utter mastery of English rhythms and his effortless versification. Ranging from animal fables to miniature epics of courtly love and savagely hilarious comedies of sexual comeuppance, these stories told by pilgrims on the way to the shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury reveal a teeming, vital fourteenth-century English society on the verge of its Renaissance.

These tales bring together a band of pilgrims who represented most of the occupations and social groups of the time. The diversity of the narrators in turn made possible a varied collection of tales including chivalric romance, spiritual allegory, courtly lay, beast fable and literary satire. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
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The precise, unerring, delicately emphatic characterizations for which The Canterbury Tales is so famous are no more extraordinary than Chaucer’s utter mastery of English rhythms and his effortless versification. Ranging from animal fables to miniature epics of courtly love and savagely hilarious comedies of sexual comeuppance, these stories told by pilgrims on the way to the shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury reveal a teeming, vital fourteenth-century English society on the verge of its Renaissance.
Number of Pages: 607
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Everyman's Library (Cloth)
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer & A. C. Cawley
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 1992
TCIN: 11603129
UPC: 9780679409892
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-9689
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