Overview

When an eclectic group of pilgrims take turns telling tales while on the road to Canterbury Cathedral, the Miller is determined to tell the best story and win the free dinner. He regales his fellow pilgrims with the best tale he knows—a rude and raunchy tale that would be considered scandalous even by today’s standards.

This special edition of “The Miller’s Tale,” one of the most memorable tales from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, includes “The General Prologue,” “The Miller’s ...

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The Miller's Tale

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Overview

When an eclectic group of pilgrims take turns telling tales while on the road to Canterbury Cathedral, the Miller is determined to tell the best story and win the free dinner. He regales his fellow pilgrims with the best tale he knows—a rude and raunchy tale that would be considered scandalous even by today’s standards.

This special edition of “The Miller’s Tale,” one of the most memorable tales from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, includes “The General Prologue,” “The Miller’s Prologue,” and “The Miller’s Tale,” in original Middle English and modern translated versions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443426954
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 50
  • Sales rank: 697,738
  • File size: 471 KB

Meet the Author

Often referred to as the father of English poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer was a fourteenth-century philosopher, alchemist, astrologer, bureaucrat, diplomat, and author of many significant poems. Chaucer’s writing was influential in English literary tradition, as it introduced new rhyming schemes and helped develop the vernacular tradition—the use of everyday English—rather than the literary French and Latin, which were common in written works of the time. Chaucer’s best-known—and most imitated—works include The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The Book of the Duchess, and The House of Fame.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; What are The Canterbury Tales?; Chaucer's language; The Miller's contribution; The Portrait of the Miller (from The General Prologue); The Miller's Prologue; The Miller's Tale; Comparing the Miller's Tale with the Knight's Tale; Chaucer's pilgrims; Pilgrims and pilgrimages; Geoffrey Chaucer; Town v. gown: life in Oxford in the fourteenth century; Astronomy and astrology; Religion and its place in everyday society; Longer questions on the Miller's Tale; Glossary of frequently used words.

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