I had professors who refused to use this version when teaching and now I see why. Our estimated delivery is between 5-14 working days however we ask you to allow up to 21, due to delays currently with Canadian post if you could allow a further 5 working days on top of this we would appreciate it. The tales themselves are too dated in thei Ok, so, this is another one of those authors you should really just skip if you're not a huge literature geek. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Even the phonetics is just really interesting. I think I would've preferred a translated version because I struggled with the old english. The best story told will get a free dinner on the return of their trip.
While some might consider this a travesty, it makes the slow going in reading a bit faster. I was also struck by how revolutionary and modern the views expounded by the Wife of Bath in her prologue were. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The story is discordant to the modern reader. For one thing, so many of them focus on this seemingly indisputable idea that Chaucer was a literary genius.
I also used Google , reading the synopsis first so that I knew the outline before reading and could make more sense of it. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Used - Good, Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days, Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and. My favorite is the Wife of Bath's tale.
Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. However, the unifying components found throughout the tales indicate that The Canterbury Tales is one of the greatest works in English language. When it is easier to read actual non-Englishthan the modern English essays discussing it, I think there is an issue. Once you get your teeth into the language probably the biggest hurdle I suspect you'll enjoy these. Wonderful edition of a true classic which preserves the original text and adds extensive explanations so that a modern reader can enjoy it.
It was kind of fun to read, but it lost some of the rhythm and drive of the tales by having them in a modern format. All pages and cover are intact. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Usually ships within 24 hours. . Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales.
The travelers were a diverse group who, like the narrator, were on their way to Canterbury. Many devout English pilgrims set off to visit shrines in distant holy lands, but even more choose to travel to Canterbury to visit the relics of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, where they thank the martyr for having helped them when they were in need. The historical and source texts that follow the selected tales are pretty valuable. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Talbot Donaldson, Barbara Nolani, and Lee Patterson. This edition is great because of all the supporting material, like the analogues and some essays.
Sources and background information are included for the General Prologue and for most of the tales, enabling students to understand them in the light of relevant mediaeval ideas and attitudes. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. The critical texts are kind of hit and miss for me. Of course, all women want to be in charge in their households and to hold mastery over their husbands. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Used - Acceptable, Usually ships within 1 - 2 business days, A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes.
An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Chaucer died in London on October 25, 1400. Sous garantie de remboursement complet. It was kind of fun to read, but it lost some of the rhythm and drive of the tales by having them in a modern format. I found it best to read it aloud until I was comfortable with the Middle English, once the rhyme patterns start to get established it's much easier to read because the brain predicts what the couplet should end with even if it's spelled in unexpected ways.
Reading the tales that provided the background material for Chaucer's retellings was quite fascinating, but most of the scholarly articles that followed were frustrating to read. I have read this several times and the last time I read it, we analyzed it so closely that I had to read baisc summaries of the storylines. The spine may show signs of wear. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. As well there are plenty of notes and references to aid in understanding. Were it not for him, I'd be taking away one of those stars for the Reeve, who makes me physically ill.