The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

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The Canterbury Tales is a classical literature novel written by Geoffrey Chaucer and translated by Nevill Coghill. With over 500 pages, this book is published in 2003 by Penguin Classics.

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What the community says about The Canterbury Tales

  • He Wu
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "If you are into history and story's from the past this would be a great read!"
  • Jessica Harper
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I never really enjoyed the Canterbury Tales in high school, but I enjoyed them after reading this collection of stories. My kids, however, love the stories so I continue to buy and read them with them. Reading because you want to is so much better than being forced to in school, it causes resentment and then you don't embrace the reading nor enjoy it"
  • Ankita Mehra
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "One of the all-time great classics. They have made so many good movies for this. However it is the exact opposite of a dirty book. "
  • Robert Castillo
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "novels which you have addicted to read"
  • Sandra Valdez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I have never had a more highly recommended book. The Canterbury tales is on my bookshelf and will not be leaving anytime soon, only when someone else wants to take a gander and go through that adventure. "
  • Jonathan Reed
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The Middle-English may seem intimidating at first, but it is easier than one might think to sound out and understand. Of course, the annotation helps quite a bit too. These tales and their frame perfectly capture medieval life with it's lively characters and various settings. Ranging from poetic diversions, to dramatic, to adventures, all the the way to gruesome fables, and plenty of very funny (and memorable) bawdy humor."
  • Cheryl Bryant
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I understand the value of this particular book but I personally wouldn't call it one of the best satirical books. Even with translation, it's difficult to understand and wordy. "
  • Xu Yang
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I took my first class in college with a Harvard Professor who was a Chaucerian scholar. I remember sitting in class and listening to him read from the Canterbury Tales (with the full accent) and I ran out to the Coop later that day and found a tape of someone else reading the book in Middle English. I practiced and practiced and, while I still can't speak in Middle English, I can say more than a few lines! I love Chaucer. This is just a great, great poem that everyone should have some familiarity with. I know it feels dated, but it's just so important. It's one of the best sociological studies of the time. I highly recommend it!"
  • Amanda Huang
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This would be goodfor the ones that is interested in this kind of stuff, just not for me however"
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