THE CANTERBURY TALES / Edition 1

THE CANTERBURY TALES / Edition 1

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by Geoffrey Chaucer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872207544

ISBN-13: 9780872207547

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of The Canterbury Tales should find themselves turning page after page: by recasting Chaucer's ten-syllable couplets into eight-syllable lines, Joseph Glaser achieves a lighter, more rapid cadence than other translators, a four-beat rhythm well-established in the English poetic tradition up to Chaucer's

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Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of The Canterbury Tales should find themselves turning page after page: by recasting Chaucer's ten-syllable couplets into eight-syllable lines, Joseph Glaser achieves a lighter, more rapid cadence than other translators, a four-beat rhythm well-established in the English poetic tradition up to Chaucer's time. Glaser's shortened lines make compelling reading and mirror the elegance and variety of Chaucer's verse to a degree rarely met by translations that copy Chaucer beat for beat. Moreover, this translation's full, Chaucerian range of diction--from earthy to Latinate--conveys the great scope of Chaucer's interests and effects.

The selection features complete translations of the majority of the stories, including all of the more familiar tales and narrative links along with abridgments or summaries of the others. To reflect Chaucer's interest in poetic technique, Glaser presents the tales written in non-couplet stanzas in their original forms.

An Introduction, marginal glosses, bibliography, and notes are also included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872207547
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
412,038
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

The Knight's tale (abridged)43
The Miller's prologue70
The Miller's tale72
The Reeve's prologue90
The Reeve's tale92
The Cook's tale (summary)103
The Man of Law's tale (summary)104
Epilogue to the Man of Law's tale106
The Wife of Bath's prologue107
Words between the Summoner and the Friar128
The Wife of Bath's tale129
The Friar's prologue141
The Friar's tale142
The Summoner's prologue152
The Summoner's tale153
The Clerk's prologue169
The Clerk's tale (abridged)170
The Merchant's prologue188
The Merchant's tale189
The Squire's prologue220
The Squire's tale (abridged)220
The words of the Franklin and the Host223
The Franklin's prologue225
The Franklin's tale (abridged)225
The Physician's tale241
The Pardoner's prologue249
The Pardoner's tale252
The Shipman's tale266
The Prioresse's prologue278
The Prioresse's tale279
The prologue to Chaucer's tale of Sir Thopas286
Chaucer's tale of Sir Thopas287
Chaucer's tale of Melibee (summary)294
The Monk's prologue295
The Monk's tale (abridged)297
The Nun's Priest's prologue302
The Nun's Priest's tale303
Epilogue to the Nun's Priest's tale319
The Second Nun's prologue320
The Second Nun's tale323
The Canon's Yeoman's prologue (summary)337
The Canon's Yeoman's tale (summary)337
The Manciple's prologue (summary)340
The Manciple's tale (summary)340
The Parson's prologue342
The Parson's tale (summary)344
Chaucer's retraction345

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