Offers a collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. This book includes 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.
"Chaucer's longest complete poem is the supreme evocation of doomed courtly love in medieval English literature. Set during the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the poem relates how Troilus - with the help of Criseyde's wily uncle Pandarus - persuades her to become his lover, only to be betrayed when she is handed over to the Greek camp and yields to Diomede." --Amazon.com.
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.
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.
When an eclectic group of pilgrims take turns telling tales while on the road to Canterbury Cathedral, the Pardoner begins his tale with a confession-that he preaches against greed but swindles churchgoers by pressuring them into buying fake religious relics. However, he claims that despite his hypocrisy he can tell a moral tale, and describes a story about three greedy young men attempting to cheat death.
The Pardoner is one of the most memorable...
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 beautiful young peasant girl chosen by the marquis to be his bride. Although Griselda's husband loves her, he is afraid she will betray him in some way, and sets out to test her in various ways over the course...
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.
When an eclectic group of pilgrims take turns telling tales while on the road to Canterbury Cathedral, the Miller is determined to tell the best story and win the free dinner. He regales his fellow pilgrims with the best tale he knows-a rude and raunchy tale that would be considered scandalous even by today's standards.
This special edition of "The Miller's Tale," one of the most memorable tales from Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, includes "The...
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.
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
When an eclectic group of pilgrims take turns telling tales while on the road to Canterbury Cathedral, the Wife of Bath, an older woman who has been married and widowed five times, tells her tale . . . eventually. But first she shares her opinions on marriage and the role of women with her fellow pilgrims.
One of the strongest and most memorable voices in The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath is as amusing as she is enlightening. This special...
When an eclectic group of pilgrims take turns telling tales while on the road to Canterbury Cathedral, the Knight tells the tale of Arcite and Palamon, two young aristocrats from Thebes who are captured in battle by Theseus. When the captives spy the beautiful maiden Emily from their prison window, they immediately fall in love and become rivals.
This special edition of "The Knight's Tale," one of the most memorable tales from Chaucer's The Canterbury...
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.
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