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Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer ; edited by A.C. Cawley ; with an introduction by Derek Pearsall.

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400
Contributor(s): Cawley, A. C. (Arthur C)
Material type: TextTextSeries: Everyman's library ; 74Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1992Description: xli, 607 p. ; 21 cmISBN: 0679409890Subject(s): Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- PoetryDDC classification: 821.1 LOC classification: PR1865 | 1992Online resources: Publisher description | Contributor biographical information Dissertation note: The precise, unerring, delicately emphatic characterizations for which The Canterbury Tales is so famous are no more extraordinary than Chaucer’s utter mastery of English rhythms and his effortless versification. Ranging from animal fables to miniature epics of courtly love and savagely hilarious comedies of sexual comeuppance, these stories told by pilgrims on the way to the shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury reveal a teeming, vital fourteenth-century English society on the verge of its Renaissance.
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The precise, unerring, delicately emphatic characterizations for which The Canterbury Tales is so famous are no more extraordinary than Chaucer’s utter mastery of English rhythms and his effortless versification. Ranging from animal fables to miniature epics of courtly love and savagely hilarious comedies of sexual comeuppance, these stories told by pilgrims on the way to the shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury reveal a teeming, vital fourteenth-century English society on the verge of its Renaissance.

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxv-xxvii).

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