The Canterbury Tales - Penguin Classics

Paperback (07 Mar 1996) | English,English, Middle (1100-1500)

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Publisher's Synopsis

The most complete of all remaining surviving fragments sections of The Canterbury Tales, the First Fragment contains some of Chaucer's most widely enjoyed work. In The General Prologue, Chaucer introduces his pilgrims through a set of speaking portraits, drawn with a clarity that makes no attempt to conceal their peculiarities. The four tales that follow - those of the Knight, Miller, Reeve and Cook - reveal a wide variety of human preoccupations: whether chivalrous, romantic or simply sexual. Brilliantly bawdy and subtly complex, each of these tales is alive with Chaucer's skills as a poet, storyteller and creator of comedy.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140434095
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.1
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English,English, Middle (1100-1500)
Number of pages: 293
Weight: 242g
Height: 196mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 20mm