Canterbury Tales (selected)
Begun soon after 1386 and written during several years that followed, Geoffrey Chaucer's great narrative poem The Canterbury Tales presents a richly detailed, highly entertaining, and sometimes bawdy picture of English society in the fourteenth century. Rich with humorous insights into the many foibles of humanity, this poem is considered by most literary critics and scholars to be the first great example of literary art written in vernacular English. Its narrative opens as a party of 30 men and women from various walks of life gather at the Tabard Inn in London, from where they set out on a holy pilgrimage to Canterbury and its shrine dedicated to Thomas à Becket. As they travel, each person has a story to tell.
The most famous and beloved of Chaucer's stories are presented in interlinear form this intensely readable volume. Alternating each of Chaucer's original lines with its translation into modern English, this book encourages readers to savor the genius of Chaucer's original poetry while following each line with an easy-to-understand modern translation of his Southeast Midlands dialect of Middle English. This scholarly yet truly approachable translation of Chaucer's original poem is the work of Vincent F. Hopper, a longtime professor of English literature at New York University. He opens with the famous Prologue--
Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote
When April with his showers sweet
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
The drought of March has pierced to the root
--and then goes on to present
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The Knights Tale
The Millers Prologue
The Reeves Prologue
The Prioresss Prologue
The Nuns Priests Prologue
The Nuns Priests Epilogue
The Wife of Baths Prologue
The Wife of Baths Tale
The Franklins Tale
Jane Zatta's CHAUCER site
With Prof. Jane Zatta's passing, her CHAUCER site has been moved so that it might be preserved in recognition of her contributions to Chaucer and Middle ...
The Canterbury Tales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). ...
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Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400)
Geoffrey Chaucer, father of English Literature. Quotes, biography, works, articles, and links to additional resources
www.luminarium.org/ medlit/ chaucer.htm
Jane Zatta's Chaucer Web Site Index
Extensive background on each tale plus links to other resources
www.unc.edu/ depts/ chaucer/ zatta/ Zatta_Index.html
Full text and plot summary of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
Bibliomania e-text and plot summary: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
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The Canterbury Tales Project
In this talk, we will outline the aims of the Canterbury Tales Project, say something of the methods we are using to achieve these aims, and reflect on the ...
www.ucalgary.ca/ ~scriptor/ chaucer/ rob.html
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer - Read Print
The Canterbury Tales, Bookmark The Canterbury Tales for future reference. ... Select from the table of contents below to start reading The Canterbury Tales. ...
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Glencoe Literature: Literature Library - The Canterbury Tales
In The Canterbury Tales, a band of men and women meets at an inn to begin a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas à Becket. The inn's host suggests that they ...
www.glencoe.com/ sec/ literature/ litlibrary/ canterbury.html
The Canterbury Tales Summary and Analysis
The Canterbury Tales summary with 762 pages of encyclopedia entries, essays, summaries, research information, and more.
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales ~ presented by ELF
Welcome to the ELF Edition of the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. This site features two full editions of the Canterbury Tales online: the original ...