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The Canterbury Tales: Complete / Edition 1
     

The Canterbury Tales: Complete / Edition 1

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by Geoffrey Chaucer, Larry Benson, Larry D. Benson
 

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ISBN-10: 0395978238

ISBN-13: 9780395978238

Pub. Date: 04/13/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Based on the definitive Riverside Chaucer, this edition of The Canterbury Tales contains the complete text of all 24 Tales, thoroughly updated scholarship from the past 20 years, and extensive editorial support. This volume is ideal for instructors who want to assign only the Tales and have no need for the complete Chaucer. An overview briefly outlines the basic

Overview


Based on the definitive Riverside Chaucer, this edition of The Canterbury Tales contains the complete text of all 24 Tales, thoroughly updated scholarship from the past 20 years, and extensive editorial support. This volume is ideal for instructors who want to assign only the Tales and have no need for the complete Chaucer. An overview briefly outlines the basic plot and main idea of each Tale, while a section on language and versification helps students with pronunciation. Explanatory notes provide information on sources, problematic passages, and critical interpretations. Additional pedagogy includes a glossary, a section on Chaucer's life, an index, a general bibliography, and a list of abbreviations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395978238
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/13/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction Chaucer's Life A Chronology of Chaucer's Life and times Language and Versification The Canterbury Tales Fragment I General Prologue The Knight's Tale The Miller's Prologue and Tale The Reeve's Prologue and Tale The Cook's Prologue and Tale Fragment II The Man of Law's Introduction, Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue Fragment III The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale The Friar's Prologue and Tale The Summoner's Prologue and Tale Fragment IV The Clerk's Prologue and Tale The Merchant's Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue Fragment V The Squire's Introduction and Tale The Franklin's Prologue and Tale Fragment VI The Physician's Tale The Pardoner's Introduction, Prologue, and Tale Fragment VII The Shipman's Tale The Prioress's Prologue and Tale The Prologue and Tale of Sir Thopas The Tale of Melibee The Monk's Prologue and Tale The Nun's Priest's Prologue, Tale, and Epilogue Fragment VIII The Second Nun's Prologue and Tale The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale Fragment IX The Manciple's Prologue and Tale Fragment X The Parson's Prologue and Tale Chaucer's Retraction General Bibliography Abbreviations Explanatory Notes Glossary Index to Proper Names in the Tales Index to the Explanatory Notes

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Canterbury Tales (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 400 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Tuirgin More than 1 year ago
The Barnes & Noble Classics Series edition of The Canterbury Tales has Chaucer's original text on one page and a modern translation on the facing page. This works wonderfully well in print books for obvious reasons. This does *not* work for ebooks. Reading this book on the nook you will read through a page or two of the original text, then on the next page turn you'll have the modernized translation, then back to the original again. It is not simply a matter of Chaucer's version being in one chapter, followed by a chapter in translation; in fact, Chaucer's version and the translation are interspersed together so that there is NO WAY of choosing to read one or the other without having to manually click forward watching to see when the language changes to Chaucer's language. Because of this, the book is simply unreadable. Go find a public domain version of Chaucer's text and take the effort to get a feel for his language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I ever read. I love that not only is the book presented in the original middle English, but also in translated modern English that I can understand. I was really blown away by the text and how expressive and beautiful it was. It is quite an undertaking, but it will pay off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book did not switch to the nook format well. It jumps from 1400s style writing to current day at inappropriate moments, which probably made sense in the paper version, but not at all on the Nook. I could only get through the first 5 pages before giving up and going to a store to buy it in paper.
LemuelOH More than 1 year ago
I should have heeded the other review I read that said that the book does not work on the Nook. In paper form the book was supposed to have both the original on one page and the modern form on the right. They end up alternating on the nook. I figured I would just read the original, sort of like reading a real long Jabberwocky. At first there were clear breaks between the original and the modern, but after a few pages I found they ran together, making the book even more difficult to read. At that point I gave up. I'll read it on paper.
Cricket-JT More than 1 year ago
I love having the original Middle English on one side with a Modern English Translation on the facing page. I decided to try reading the Middle English. It's easy to look over to the translation whenever I get stuck. However, even without being able to completely understand the Middle English, I can tell the translation isn't that great. Also, the text is only footnoted on the Modern English side, which (if you're trying to follow the Middle English text) makes it easy to miss. Still, it's a lot more fun to read this on your own when you don't have a high school English teacher forcing you to do it.
Benedick_101 More than 1 year ago
As someone who's always been interested in England, mythology, and a lot of other things, this book is paradise!! The premise is simple: a group of pilgrims are on the way to the shrine of St. Thomas Beckett in Canterbuty (hence the name). At the Tabard Inn, the host suggests that they each tell two stories on the way there, and two on the way back. They readily agree. The group is comprised of people representing various social positions (knight, reeve, nun, friar, miller, etc) and so the stories are widely varied. And the best part is that the language is easy! It's not the difficult 14th century that we Generation X think it is. Yes, buy the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Chaucer. But the format of this Nook version made this impossible to enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The free edition didn't scan well, which is a shame because the Canterbury Tales are wonderful stories.
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