The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Modern English Prose Translation (The Inner Sanctum Edition)

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Lumiansky, R.M.; Van Doren, Mark

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2nd printing. Very good in good jacket. Two 1 inch jacket tears.Good. 1948 Hard Cover. xxix, 345 pp. 8vo. A modern English prose translation of Chaucer's famous work, together with the original Middle English text of the general prologue and the Nun's Priest's Tale, with a preface by Mark Van Doren, and illustrations by H. Lawrence Hoffman. The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the remaining twenty-two in verse). The tales are contained inside a frame tale and told by a collection of pilgrims on a pilgrimage from Southwark to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The Canterbury Tales are written in Middle English. The tales are considered to be his magnum opus, influenced by the structure of The Decameron, which Chaucer is said to have read on an earlier visit to Italy, but Chaucer peopled his tales with 'sondry folk' rather than Boccaccio's fleeing nobles. -- Wikipedia

Title: The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Modern English Prose Translation (The Inner Sanctum Edition)

Author: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Lumiansky, R.M.; Van Doren, Mark

Illustrator: Hoffman, H. Lawrence

Categories: British & Irish,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York: 1948

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2139739

Keywords: CLASSICS WORLD LITERATURE,