The Canterbury tales

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This is the first edition of The Canterbury Tales that presents Chaucer's poem word for word in modern spelling. It retains the charm of Chaucer's language while eliminating the obstacle of archaic spelling. This text is eminently more readable and accessible, and should encourage rather than deter students to read and appreciate Chaucer.
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At the Tabard Inn, thirty travelers of widely varying classes and occupations are gathering to make the annual pilgrimage to Becket's shrine at Canterbury. It is agreed that each traveler will tell four tales to help pass the time and that the host of the inn will judge the tales and reward the best storyteller with a free supper upon their return.

Thus we hear, translated into modern English, twenty-some tales, told in the voices of knight and merchant, wife and miller, squire and nun, and many more. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much of their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late fourteenth-century England.

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subject_facet Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- England -- Canterbury -- Poetry, Poetry
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