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  1. The Portable Chaucer, Revised
    The Portable Chaucer, Revised
    Geoffrey Chaucer, Theodore Morrison
    Penguin Putnam Inc. / 1976 / Trade Paperback
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Both The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida are presented complete in this anthology, in fresh modern translations by Theodore Morrison that convey both the gravity and gaiety of the Middle English originals. The Portable Chaucer also contains selections from The Book of Duchess, The House of Fame, The Bird's Parliament, and The Legend of Good Women, together with short poems. Morrison's introduction is vital for its insights into Chaucer as man and artist, and as a product of the Middle Ages whose shrewdness, humor, and compassion have a wonderfully contemporary ring.

  1. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Penguin Classics / Trade Paperback
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In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition within a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of 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. Rich and diverse, The Canterbury Tales offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England.

  1. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Random House, Inc / 1981 / Mass Paperback
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Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Canterbury Tales gather twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble plowman. A graceful modren translation facing each page of the text allows the contemporary reader to enjoy the fast pace of these selections from The Canterbury Tales with the poetry of the Middle English original always at first hand.

  1. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer, Geraldine McCaughrean
    Puffin / 1997 / Trade Paperback
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One fine day, thirty pilgrims set off from Harry Bailey's inn in Southward for the shrine of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury. The innkeeper makes an offer that none of the travellers can refuse: a free dinner at his inn, on their return, to the person who can tell the best story. So begins the assortment of tales from such varied characters as the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Miller and many more.

  1. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Penguin Classics / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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Incorporating every type of medieval narrative-bawdy anecdote, allegorical fable, and courtly romance-the tales selected here encompass the blend of universal human themes and individual personal detail that have enthralled readers for more than six hundred years.

  1. The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment
    The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment
    Geoffrey Ghaucer, Geoffrey Chaucer, Michael Alexander
    Penguin Putnam Inc. / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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The First Fragment of The Canterbury Tales contains some of Chaucer's most popular and widely enjoyed work. Chaucer introduces his pilgrims in The General Prologue, a set of speaking portraits drawn with a loving clarity that makes no attempt to conceal imperfections.

  1. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer, David Wright
    Random House, Inc / 1965 / Trade Paperback
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Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Canterbury Tales gather twenty-nine of literature's most enduring characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society.

  1. Selected Canterbury Tales
    Selected Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Dover Publications / 1994 / Trade Paperback
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So begins one of the earliest masterpieces of English literature, a collection of stories as much prized for the portraits of its storytellers as for the stories they tell - portraits that reveal much of the rich social fabric of the 14th century England.

  1. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Penguin Putnam Inc. / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Canterbury Tales, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
    Canterbury Tales, Novel Units Student Packet, Grades 9-12
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    ECS Learning Systems, Inc. / Other, N/A
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This Novel Unit Student Packet is designed to be used with the sold-separately The Canterbury Tales Novel Units Teacher's Guide; the book The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer are sold-separately.

  1. The Canterbury Tales, Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 9-12
    The Canterbury Tales, Novel Units Teacher's Guide, Grades 9-12
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    ECS Learning Systems, Inc. / Trade Paperback
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This teacher's guide is designed to accompany the (not-included) classic The Canterbury Tales, as well as the sold-separately The Canterbury Tales Novel Units Student Packet.

  1. Troilus and Criseyde
    Troilus and Criseyde
    Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill
    Penguin Putnam Inc. / 1971 / Trade Paperback
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During the great seige of Troy, Troilus, The son of Priam, sees Criseyde and falls in love with her. Later, with the help of Pandarus - one of the first great character studies in our literature - Troilus wins her love, only to be betrayed.

  1. Troilus and Criseyde
    Troilus and Criseyde
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Penguin Putnam Inc. / 2003 / Trade Paperback
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The tragedy of Troilus and Criseyde is one of the greatest narrative poems in English literature. Set during the siege of Troy, it tells how the young knight Troilus, son of King Priam, falls in love with Criseyde, a beautiful widow. Brought together by Criseyde's uncle, Pandarus, the lovers are then forced apart by the events of war, which test their oaths of fidelity and trust to the limits.

Described by editor Barry Windeatt as Chaucer's "most ambitious single achievement, his masterpiece," Troilus and Criseyde is the first work in English to depict human passion with such sympathy and understanding.

  1. Chaucer Coloring Book
    Chaucer Coloring Book
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Bellerophon Books / 1972 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Chanticleer and the Fox
    Chanticleer and the Fox
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Harpercollins Publishing / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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King of the barnyard, Chanticleer struts about all day. When a fox bursts into his domain, dupes him into crowing, and then grabs him in a viselike grip, Chanticleer must do some quick thinking to save himself and his barnyard kingdom. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. The 1959 Caldecott Medal winner.

  1. Love Visions
    Love Visions
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Penguin Classics / 1983 / Trade Paperback
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In "The Book of the Duchess", Chaucer's first such "love vision", he is entirely true to the convention, but progressively he enriches it with humorous and original events and dialogues. Virtually spanning Chaucer's working life, these four poems, like "The Canterbury Tales" and "Troilus and Criseyde", build up a marvelous self-portrait of the poet, often self-deprecatory, curious or comically obtused and always witty, lively and humane. Brian Stone introduces each of his excellent verse translations with a short essay, and includes notes and a list of further reading.

  1. The Canterbury Tales - eBookeBOOK
    The Canterbury Tales - eBook
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Bantam / 2006 / ePub
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