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The Canterbury tales [electronic resource] of Chaucer. To which are added, an essay upon his language and versification; an introductory discourse; and notes. In four volumes.

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Delightful to Hear in the Recorded Books Edition

This version will appeal most to those who have read and studied The Canterbury Tales and enjoyed them. The Canterbury Tales are best heard aloud. With commentary by Professor Murphy and talented actors, the various tales come appealingly alive. Chaucer¿s Middle ...
This version will appeal most to those who have read and studied The Canterbury Tales and enjoyed them. The Canterbury Tales are best heard aloud. With commentary by Professor Murphy and talented actors, the various tales come appealingly alive. Chaucer¿s Middle English has its archaic words explained, and leaves the beauty of the meter and rhymes intact. The tales explore primarily relations between men and women, people and God, and consistently challenge hypocrisy. The tales also exemplify all the major story forms in use during the Middle Ages. The book¿s structure is unbelievable subtle and complex, providing the opportunity to peel the onion down to its core, one layer at a time. Modern anthologies look awfully weak by comparison. Although the material is old, the ideas are not. You will also be impressed by how much closer God was to the lives of these people than He is today. The renunciation at the end comes as a mighty jolt, as a result. My favorites are by the miller, wife of Bath, pardoner, and nun¿s priest. Where do you see the opportunity to give and share spiritual and worldly love? How can you give and receive more love? Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution

posted by Anonymous on October 12, 2001

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65 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

e-book review only; caution for ease of use

Hanning's edition is marvelous in standard paper formatting. My review is for the electronic edition formatted for the Nook, however, which is extraordinarily poorly done--hence the detracted stars. 5 stars for content; 1 star for formatting.

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Hanning's edition is marvelous in standard paper formatting. My review is for the electronic edition formatted for the Nook, however, which is extraordinarily poorly done--hence the detracted stars. 5 stars for content; 1 star for formatting.

The electronic version has no line numbers, which is a problem. The translation is advertised as "facing page," but in fact it's just haphazardly lumped into the original Middle English with no warning and no formatting changes whatsoever. You'll be reading along in Middle English and suddenly find yourself reading the same thing all over again in Modern English, and there's nothing you can do about it. So basically only someone really familiar with the Canterbury Tales will be able to use this electronic format, and anyone else should stay away.

It's a shame, because I'd really like to have access to this one on my Nook.

posted by 2537270 on December 26, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    Severe's Bio

    Name: Make a wild guess (answer will be at botom for those wh can't read headlines) <p> Age: 13 moons <p> Gender: &female <p> Siggy: &#123456789 or &#9390<_>&#9376<_>&#9393<_>&#9376<_>&#9389<_>&#9376 <p> Looks: Red eyes when mad, but electric blue when normal. They change colors depending on what she's feeling. Pure black pelt. <p> Other: Don't pi<_>ss me off plz you might regret it... so if I'm in a bad mood (orange colored eyes will indicate this) plz just leave me alone. Bio add ons will be at 'aislinn' res four, now leave me alone, stalkers! <p> Answer to name: Severe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    ♦ Sh<_>&alpha<_>&tau<_>&tau<_>&epsilon<_>r ♦

    Name~ <br>
    Shatter <br>
    <br>
    Age~<br>
    Rude!<br>
    <br>
    Gender~<br>
    She-cat<br>
    <br>
    Rank~<br>
    Warrior<br>
    <br>
    []<_>&#9830<_>[]<br>
    <br>
    Appearance~<br>
    Nimble, tall but lithe Gold & black marbeled bengel with black paws & ice blue eyes.<br>
    <br>
    Persona~<br>
    Cold, cruel, organized, a born leader, clever, sly, loyal, strong, firece, loving to only those close to her, determined, and fiercly protective.<br>
    <br>
    []<_>&#9830<_>[]<br>
    <br>
    Mate~<br>
    SilverFang<br>
    <br>
    Kits~<br>
    LynxRise (alive)<br>
    EagleRise (deceased)<br>
    ChillRise (deceased)<br>
    AshFire (alive)<br>
    DoveBlaze (alive)<br>
    PanterStrike (alive)<br>
    <br>
    Kin~<br>
    Mother: Ice (alive)<br>
    Father: ThistleFang (alive)<br>
    Step-Brothers: FalconShade (alive) and Hawk (alive)<br>
    Step-Sister: Robin (alive)<br>
    <br>
    Besties~<br>
    Dismay<br>
    Randomness<br>
    SilverFang

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Bloodyfur's Bio 焋 (Updated)

    Name: Bloodyfur
    <p>
    Age: Classified.
    <p>
    Gender: She-cat, &female
    <p>
    Apperence: Bloodyfur has long, creamy white fur with blood stains on her chest and paws. Her claws aren't cat claws; they are reinforced Fox-Teeth. Bloodyfur's eyes are a pale blue and amber. Her muzzle has what looks like black ink splats on it.
    <p>
    Body Build: Strong, lithe, miscular, a strange body build for a she-cat.
    <p>
    Mate/Crush: Ren
    <p>
    Kits: Okay. Imma tell you that yes, I am expecting 3 kits of Ren's. But in RP y'all don't know.
    <p>
    Theme Songs: Normal: Who I Am by (?)
    Battle: Animal I Have Become by (?)
    <p>
    Persona: Just meet her and get to know her. Jeez!
    <p>
    History: Blech. Too long. X(
    <p>
    Other: Ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2015

    Thornmask's Bio

    Name: Not Thornmask, obviously.

    Age:17 moons.

    Appereance : Fur : Pure white, dyed green with red tips via berries. When not dyed, turns a bluish hue in the rain. Eyes : Right one is Firey orange, the other is pitch black.

    Personality:Strategic mindset and loyal to a fault, compassionate, yet fierce in battle.

    Kits/crush/mate:no/a cat/no

    Themesong :(regular) Louder than Thunder by the devil wears Parada. (Battle) indestructible by disturbed.

    History:Long Story. Ask.

    Other:Ask


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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2015

    &real<_>&epsilon<_>&eta ⋋ (Update)

    Name-<br>
    Ren<br>
    <br>
    Nicknames- <br>
    Renny-Boo, Rendo, + Bob (Don't ask, its Shatter's fault)<br>
    <br>
    Age-<br>
    23 moons<br>
    <br>
    Rank-<br>
    Warrior<br>
    <br>
    Mate-<br>
    BloodyFur<br>
    <br>
    Kits-<br>
    Silver, Smokey & Frost<br>
    <br>
    Crush-<br>
    T.T<br>
    <br>
    Appearence-<br>
    Tall, broad shouldered, dark grey tabby tom with cobalt blue eyes.<br>
    <br>
    Personality-<br>
    Slightly cocky, easygoing, protective, loyal, but like most has a dark side.<br>
    <br>
    Kin-<br>
    He considers Shatter his sister even though they have no biological relation.<br>
    <br>
    History-<br>
    O.O Stalker....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2015

    The cat's bio add on!

    Siggy: &infin&starf THE &star CAT &starf&infin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2015

    SunnyTooth's Biography [Much Happier This Time :D]

    Name!: SunnyTooth :D <br> Nicknames!: Sunny, Sun, Sunneh, SunnyTofu, SunnehTofu, Sunny-Dumby, Sunneh-Bunneh, and much more! Cx <br> Gender!: She<_>&female<_>Cat, She, The Better Gender, and many more :P <br> Age!: Hm. If I had to guess, I'd say, "Donkeh! xD." <br> Personality!: Fu<_>cking bat-crazy! Good and bad crazy! Crazy as in hyper, and crazy as in psycho! C: You never know which you'll get! Hyper-Persona! - Funny, giggly, excited, hyper, off-the-wall...Psycho-Persona! - Depressed, suicidal, never good at listening, over-dramatic, over-emotional.....<br> Looks!: Soft and shiny ginger-tabby fur. A white tuft of fur on chest. Long legs. Inside of all four legs is white. A ginger forelock of fur with white tips hangs over left eye. Leafy-green eyes, rimmed with black. <br> Kin!: Who cares?! x3 <br> Mate!: Reivunfeza! &hearts :P <br> Crush: *Japanese-Music stops* T-T <br> Kits!: *Japanese-Music continues* <br> First Litter [Forced]: HawkFlare, RavenStrike, CherryFlower [Karmela], DarkSilence <br> Second Litter: Life [Not to be confused with THE Life or LunaPelt's "Life"], Halo, Grey <br> Third Litter [Forced]: Arashi Miu <br> Fourth Litter [Forced]: Flaw, Starset, Goliath <br> Fifth Litter: Glitch, Tessia, Permafrost, Lotus <br> [NOTE: Yes, lots of kits. I've had a few call her a sl<_>ut xD My only rp to be forcemated three times...Actually my only rp ever forcemated...o-e] <br> History!: Too long for here! Just ask! :D <br> Theme Songs!: Haven't decided it yet. But they'll definitely be happier! [I'll post an Add-On later with the Theme Songs!]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Yion's Bio

    At "adolph carl peter" NOTE: I am not OVv. I just posted there out of boredom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2015

    &infin Eight &infin &Omega Hades &Omega ↮ Mercy ↮

    &infin Eight's Bio! &infin <p> Name: Eight <br> Gender: &female <br> Looks: A small light yellow she-cat with a bushy tail and white tail tip, along with dark green eyes. <br> Personality:Eight has a very... Alpha personality. A lot of her traits come from her mother (see 'Parents'), but recently she has been taking after Seven. Eight is a natural born leader, and privately wants to be the leader of BloodClan one day. The small she-cat often enjoys creating battle plans and new battle moves. <br> Parents: Armageddon and Fluttershy <br> Littermates: Hades and Mercy <br> Siblings: Adder <br> Siggy: &infin <br> Theme: 'Good Girls' by 5SOS <p> &Omega Hades &Omega <p> Name: Hades <br> Gender: &male <br> Looks: Thickly built black tom with two white stripes running down his back, like a badger, with a white hind paw. <br> Personality: Hades is almostly exactly like his father (See 'Parents'), with a temper that is ready to loose. He's skilled in battle and will fight to the death if he has to; whether in battle, bad temper, or because someone won't shut up. Personally, he blames his mother for leaving he and his littermates. <br> Parents: Armageddon and Fluttershy <br> Littermates: Eight and Mercy <br> Siblings: Adder <br> Siggy: &Omega <br> Theme: 'Seven Nation Army' by The White Stripes <p> &#8622 Mercy &#8622 <p> Name: Mercy <br> Gender: &male <br> Looks: Tall light yellow tom with a black tail tip, stripe on his back, and front paw. He has blind blue eyes as well. <br> Personality: Unlike his littermates (See 'Littermates'), Mercy is more of a peaceful cat, and would like to be medicine cat one day, apprentinced to Riverglaze. He also finds it very, very hard to accept his blindness, and is determined to not let anyone see his weakness. The tom is sometimes teased by Eight and Hades for his intrest in medicine, but he knows his choice is his choice. <br> Parents: Armageddon and Fluttershy <br> Littermates: Eight and Hades <br> Siblings: Adder <br> Siggy: &#8622 <br> Theme: 'Drops of Jupiter' by Train <p> Ask for anything else! :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2015

    Dewleafs bio

    Name: Dewleaf &diamond nicknames: Dewy (only Yion can use it) &diamond age: dont ask me that &diamond gender: female &diamond looks: dark gray with silver specks that shine in sunlight, giving her her name &diamond personality: nice, funny, loyal, smart &diamond mate/crush/kits: no/hes in the name list. I wrote his name/no &diamond friends: Yion, River anyone who considers her a friend &diamonds enemies: anyone that considers her an enemy &diamond history: if your a good friend whom i trust i might tell you &diamond questions: ask

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2015

    Dagger's Bio

    Name: Cornelius Octavius Peewee Randalf Alfric Wilford Percival Brian Frederick Dagger, but call me Dagger Gender: Male Age: 14 moons Other: Nothing... my full bio is still under construction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2015

    SunnyTooth & Reivunfeza's Kits' Bios

    Glitch: Black tom with a ginger splash on his chest. His eyes are leafy-green, much like his mother's. <br> Tessia: Russet she with white paws, and a white-tipped tail. Her eyes are a stunning icey blue, much like her father's. <br> Permafrost: Light grey tabby with black stripes. Her eyes are a dark blue, rimmed with black. <br> Lotus: Blue she with black dapples, and a black forelock with white tips. It hangs over her right eye. Her eyes are a beautiful but simple chocolatey brown. <p> They all have rpers, this is just so their rpers know what they look like, when they make their biographies. Thanks for reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2015

    Blackfur's Bio

    NAME<br>Look up.<p>GENDER<br>Your average she-cat.<p>AGE<br>Earned her warrior name a half-moon ago.<br>LOOKS<br>Black with dark blue eyes.<p>PERSONALITY<br>Depends.<p>CRUSH<br>Darkclaw.<p>MATE<br>Darkclaw.<p>KITS<br>Not yet.<p>OTHER<br>Is battle-ready. Ready anytime to take on an apprentice.<p>You can push da [ X ] now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2015

    Reivunfeza's Biography (Add On)

    Another Nickname: Re<_>ifunvakaeer (Not kidding. Someone fu<_>cked up his name that bad once.) <p>

    Theme: "Immortals" FallOutBoy, and "BATMAN!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2015

    Cabby Tats bios

    'Biocat' only res.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2015

    Sparkflower bio 2

    She has a twisted left forepaw.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2015

    Fireheart bio

    Name : Fireheart<br>Gender : tom<br>Age : 17 moons<br>Looks : ginger fur green eyes<br>Mate : Foxcloud<br>Kits : see Foxcloud's bio<br>Parents : unknown or dead<br>Littermates : none<br>History : Fireheart has been Foxcloud's mate since she was 13 moons old and he 14 moons. Other hstory ask. But be careful what it is you ask about<br>Siggy : &#20813FirEheaRt&#20813<p> |Fireheart|

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2015

    Darksparkle

    Name - o my God look up. Looks - a small black she-cat with black shimmery looking fur . Mate - no ||| Kits - no ||| ------------
    prrsonality- sweet kind cute luvable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Foxcloud's UPDATED bio

    Name :: Lieutenant Buttface<p>Gender :: walrus flavored potatoe<p>Age :: how rude<p>Rank :: warrior<p>Looks :: she has ginger fur with black legs and a white tail tip and belly, chest, and neck. She has a long bushy tail that makes her look like a cat sized fox. She has sharp green eyes and is very slender but strong<p>Crush :: Stormfang<p>Mate :: ...<p>Kits :: uh...<p>Family :: all dead... :,(<p>Personality :: meet me<p>Likes :: hunting, fighting, raiding<p>Dislikes :: not raiding, being bored<p>History :: don't ask or she will claw your eyes out<p>Siggy :: &Omega&#10023&fnof&sigma<_>xcl&sigma&upsilon&delta&#10023&Omega<p>Other :: ask!<p>&nbsp;<p>&nbsp;<p>~Foxcloud

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2014

    &starf Owls bio &starf

    Name: *Facelamp* <br>
    Age: 87(if you get this you are cool) <br>
    Gender: &male ,man,king,lord,dude <br>
    Looks: a brown,calico tom with white speckles all on his pelt and yellowish coloration on his paws <br>
    Likes: completely and utterly nothing <br>
    Dislikes:completely and utterly everything <br>
    Theme song: "Rap God" By Eminem

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