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Vendor: HarperPerennial Classics
Publication Date: 2013
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 of their marriage.
“The Clerk’s Tale,” is one of the most memorable tales from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, and the Clerk is often considered to be responding to the tale and prologue of The Wife of Bath. This special edition of “The Clerk’s Tale,” includes “The General Prologue,” “The Clerk’s Prologue,” and “The Clerk’s Tale” in original Middle English and modern translated versions.
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Often referred to as the father of English poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer was a fourteenth-century philosopher, alchemist, astrologer, bureaucrat, diplomat, and author of many significant poems. Chaucer’s writing was influential in English literary tradition, as it introduced new rhyming schemes and helped develop the vernacular tradition—the use of everyday English—rather than the literary French and Latin, which were common in written works of the time. Chaucer’s best-known—and most imitated—works include The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The Book of the Duchess, and The House of Fame.
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