The Canterbury Tales   -     Edited By: Nevill Coghill
    By: Geoffrey Chaucer
Buy Item $5.99 Retail: $11.00 Save 46% ($5.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The Canterbury Tales

Edited By: Nevill Coghill
Penguin Classics / 1951 / Paperback

$5.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $11.00
|
Save 46% ($5.01)
Availability: Available to ship on or about 08/01/14.
Email me when this product is available.
CBD Stock No: WW424385

Current Promotions
BROWSE for General Market
Refine by
Advanced Search Links

Product Description

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.
Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid modern English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth century Middle English.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 504
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5 X 1 (inches)
ISBN: 0140424385
ISBN-13: 9780140424386
UPC: 051488010005
Availability: Available to ship on or about 08/01/14.
Email me when this product is available.

Related Products

  1. Chanticleer and the Fox
    Chanticleer and the Fox
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Harpercollins Publishing / 1989 / Trade Paperback
    $6.29 Retail: $7.99 Save 21% ($1.70)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW30881
  2. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Random House, Inc / 1981 / Mass Paperback
    $5.49 Retail: $5.99 Save 8% ($0.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW210823
  3. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer, Geraldine McCaughrean
    Puffin / 1997 / Trade Paperback
    $3.49 Retail: $3.99 Save 13% ($0.50)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW80531
  4. The Canterbury Tales
    The Canterbury Tales
    Geoffrey Chaucer, Derek Pearsall
    Random House, Inc / 1992 / Hardcover
    $10.19 Retail: $24.00 Save 58% ($13.81)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW09890

Publisher's Description

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 century that is as robust as it is representative.

Author Bio

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London, the son of a wine-merchant, in about 1342, and as he spent his life in royal government service his career happens to be unusually well documented. By 1357 Chaucer was a page to the wife of Prince Lionel, second son of Edward III, and it was while in the prince's service that Chaucer was ransomed when captured during the English campaign in France in 1359-60. Chaucer's wife Philippa, whom he married c. 1365, was the sister of Katherine Swynford, the mistress (c. 1370) and third wife (1396) of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, whose first wife Blanche (d. 1368) is commemorated in Chaucer's ealrist major poem, The Book of the Duchess.

From 1374 Chaucer worked as controller of customs on wool in the port of London, but between 1366 and 1378 he made a number of trips abroad on official business, including two trips to Italy in 1372-3 and 1378. The influence of Chaucer's encounter with Italian literature is felt in the poems he wrote in the late 1370's and early 1380s – The House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls and a version of The Knight's Tale – and finds its fullest expression in Troilus and Criseyde.

In 1386 Chaucer was member of parliament for Kent, but in the same year he resigned his customs post, although in 1389 he was appointed Clerk of the King's Works (resigning in 1391). After finishing Troilus and his translation into English prose of Boethius' De consolatione philosophiae, Chaucer started his Legend of Good Women. In the 1390s he worked on his most ambitious project, The Canterbury Tales, which remained unfinished at his death. In 1399 Chaucer leased a house in the precincts of Westminster Abbey but died in 1400 and was buried in the Abbey.
Nevill Coghill (1899–1980) held many appointments at Oxford University. His translation of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde is also published by Penguin Classics.

 

Product Reviews

Product Q&A



Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. The Scarlet Letter
    The Scarlet Letter
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Penguin Classics / Trade Paperback
    $6.29 Retail: $8.00 Save 21% ($1.71)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW437263
  2. The Abolition of Man
    The Abolition of Man
    C.S. Lewis
    HarperSanFrancisco / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 38% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW2942X
  3. ESV Compact New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs TruTone, Plum, Frame Design
    ESV Compact New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs TruTone, Plum, Frame Design
    Crossway Books & Bibles / 2011 / Imitation Leather
    $5.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 40% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW527197
  4. RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict
    RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict
    Timothy Fry
    Liturgical Press / 1982 / Trade Paperback
    $2.49 Retail: $2.95 Save 16% ($0.46)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW12725

Availability

Availability: Available to ship on or about 08/01/14. You may order this item now and we will ship it to you when it arrives. If you are charging this purchase to a credit card, you will not be charged for this item and its portion of your shipping charges until it is shipped.

Send Me Email  Email me when this product is available.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search