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The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems (Illustrated)
 
 

The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

Geoffrey Chaucer , ICU Publishing
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The Canterbury Tales and Poems is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. The tales (mostly in verse, although some are in prose) are told as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. In a long list of works, including Troilus and Criseyde, House of Fame, and Parliament of Fowls, The Canterbury Tales was Chaucer's magnum opus. He uses the tales and the descriptions of the characters to paint an ironic and critical portrait of English society at the time, and particularly of the Church. Structurally, the collection bears the influence of The Decameron, which Chaucer is said to have come across during his first diplomatic mission to Italy in 1372. However, Chaucer peoples his tales with 'sondry folk' rather than Boccaccio's fleeing nobles.

The book includes illustrations, an active/navigable table of contents, and a Free audiobook link for download (which can be downloaded using a PC/Mac) at the end of the book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2545 KB
  • Print Length: 596 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484033612
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ICU Publishing (2 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078E62EE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #124,927 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canterbury Tales 24 Jun 2012
By Simso
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A really helpful edition at all levels: introductions to the whole text and to each story, notes on each story and a translation that prioritizes sense over rhyme. I was particularly pleased with the set of rules to help with pronunciation.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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All of these so called collected works are too difficult to access because there are no indexes for particular books so you have to scroll through for ages to find what you want . Consequently, although I love the content of all these authors the access is appalling and so I feel all those that I ordered were a waste of money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars hated the layout. 8 July 2013
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Proofing is fair to good for the kindle. I did not like the format and found it the worst possible option.

I keep having to come back to this one since I find the layout so disjointed. Having read reviews praising the translation and high degree of explanation I feel that I must have downloaded a different version.

I'm used to Arden where text and detailed explanations share the same page. Perfect if you want to crib through or skip over. Sticking notes as notes at the end of each poem is just irritating, uncomfortable and unhelpful.

I'll keep plodding on, but Ill also keep looking for a far more comfortable and useful version than this one :( CW.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canterbury Tales 31 Mar 2013
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Very good. Very pleased to see that it also included " The House of Fame " and other poems. The introductory biog. of Chaucer was also very useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Canterbury Tales. 23 April 2014
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I liked this book very much. I have always liked Chaucer's work and found this charming. I use it for research and I would recommend its use for newcomers to the works of Chaucer
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