the canterbury tales 4

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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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Genre : Poetry
Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2005-03-15
File : 360 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781603840637
Price : FREE

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This introductory guide to Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' examines the social diversity of Chaucer's pilgrims, the stylistic range of their tales and the psychological richness of their interaction.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Winthrop Wetherbee
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2004
File : 125 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0521540100
Price : FREE

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This classic and eminently readable work provides a full critical introduction to the complete Canterbury Tales. Essential reading for students of Chaucer.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Derek Pearsall
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-05-13
File : 396 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781135860073
Price : FREE

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“The present edition of Chaucer contains an entirely new Text, founded solely on the manuscripts and on the earliest accessible printed editions. For correct copies of the manuscripts, I am indebted, except in a few rare instances, to the admirable texts published by the Chaucer Society. In each case, the best copy has been selected as the basis of the text, and has only been departed from where other copies afforded a better reading. All such variations, as regards the wording of the text, are invariably recorded in the footnotes at the bottom of each page; or, in the case of the Treatise on the Astrolabe, in Critical Notes immediately following the text. Variations in the spelling are also recorded, wherever they can be said to be of consequence. But I have purposely abstained from recording variations of reading that are certainly inferior to the reading given in the text.”

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2014-04-04
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781312068827
Price : FREE

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Marijane Osborn demonstrates that Chaucer structured the Canterbury Tales after the astrolabe, an Arabic Islamic time-keeping device. Chaucer’s fascination with this device also accounts for the sense of time and astronomy in the Tales.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Marijane Osborn
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2002
File : 350 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0806134038
Price : FREE

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'Now as I've drunk a draught of corn-ripe ale, By God it stands to reason I can strike On some good story that you all will like' In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition within a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, The Canterbury tales offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England. Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid modern English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2003-01
File : 504 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0140424385
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An in-depth reading of the meditation on the relation between literary value and social identity in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.

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Genre : History
Author : Robert J. Meyer-Lee
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-10-24
File : 350 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781108485661
Price : FREE

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Playing the Canterbury Tales addresses the additions, continuations, and reordering of the Canterbury Tales found in the manuscripts and early printed editions of the Tales. Many modern editions present a specific set of tales in a specific order, and often leave out an entire corpus of continuations and additions. Andrew Higl makes a case for understanding the additions and changes to Chaucer's original open and fragmented work by thinking of them as distinct interactive moves in a game similar to the storytelling game the pilgrims play. Using examples and theories from new media studies, Higl demonstrates that the Tales are best viewed as an "interactive fiction," reshaped by active readers. Readers participated in the ongoing creation and production of the tales by adding new text and rearranging existing text, and through this textual transmission, they introduced new social and literary meaning to the work. This theoretical model and the boundaries between the canonical and apocryphal texts are explored in six case studies: the spurious prologues of the Wife of Bath's Tale, John Lydgate's influence on the Tales, the Northumberland manuscript, the ploughman character, and the Cook's Tale. The Canterbury Tales are a more dynamic and unstable literary work than usually encountered in a modern critical edition.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Andrew Higl
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-22
File : 216 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317079842
Price : FREE

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Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher :
Release : 1870
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : OXFORD:600080396
Price : FREE

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To escape an evil curse, a terrible price must be paid... Paul Doherty relates the Priest's tale in Ghostly Murders - a tale of mystery and murder as he goes on pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susanna Gregory. As Chaucer's pilgrims shelter in the ruins of a church, the poor Priest narrates his mysterious tale. Young Philip Trumpington, the new Scawsby parish priest, finds that the old church harbours shocking secrets. Years earlier, some Templars were massacred on the marshes, their attackers led by Romenal, a former Scawsby vicar. Philip discovers the old church is haunted by 'The Watchers' and the villagers are scarred by a terrible curse. An ancient evil must be resolved and reparation made. But the price will be great... What readers are saying about Canterbury Tales Mysteries: 'I found it a brilliant, mystifying tale and was hooked from beginning to end' 'Mr Doherty excels himself with this spine chilling medieval ghost story' 'Spellbinding'

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Paul Doherty
Publisher : Headline
Release : 2012-11-27
File : 193 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780755370412
Price : FREE

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