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The Canterbury Tales


Συγγραφέας: Chaucer Geoffrey
Εκδότης: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781840226928
Σειρά βιβλίου: Wordsworth Poetry Library
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 768
Διαστάσεις: 20x4x13
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Canterbury Tales"

During his life, Geoffrey Chaucer (born c.1340) was courtier, diplomat, revenue collector, administrator, negotiator, overseer of building projects, landowner and knight of the shire. He was servant, retainer, husband, friend and father, but is now mainly known as a poet and 'the father of English literature', a postion to which he was raised by other writers in the generation after his death. It was Boccaccio's Decameron which inspired Chaucer, in the 1390s, to begin work on The Canterbury Tales, which was still unfinished at his death in October 1400. It tells the story of a group of 30 pilgrims who meet at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, on the south bank of the Thames opposite the city of London, and travel together to visit the then famous shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury cathedral. The tavern host, who accompanies them, suggests that they amuse one another along the way by telling stories, with the best storyteller awarded a meal in the tavern (paid for by all the others) on their return. The stories told by the pilgrims range from bawdy comedies through saints' lives and moral tracts to courtly romances, always delivered with a generous helping of Chaucer's own sly wit and ironic humour. Although basing his characters on the stereotypes of 'estates satire', Chaucer succeeds in his aim of producing an overview of his times and their culture, for posterity, in the manner of Italian, proto-Renaissance, writers.This transcription and edition is taken from British Library MS Harley 7334, produced within ten years of Chaucer's death. The on-page notes and glosses aim to enable readers with little or no previous experience of medieva


Συγγραφέας/εις: Chaucer Geoffrey
Κατηγορία: ποίηση
Σειρά βιβλίου: Wordsworth Poetry Library
ISBN: 9781840226928
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 08/10/2012
Εκδότης: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 768
Συντελεστές: Introduction and notes by: Dr Lesley A. Coote Lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Studies University of Hull
Τόπος έκδοσης: Herts
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 471 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x4x13 cm

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