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The Resource The Canterbury tales, Geoffrey Chaucer ; a new modern English prose translation by R.M. Lumiansky ; preface by Mark Van Doren ; illustrations by H. Lawrence Hoffman

The Canterbury tales, Geoffrey Chaucer ; a new modern English prose translation by R.M. Lumiansky ; preface by Mark Van Doren ; illustrations by H. Lawrence Hoffman

Label
The Canterbury tales
Title
The Canterbury tales
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Chaucer ; a new modern English prose translation by R.M. Lumiansky ; preface by Mark Van Doren ; illustrations by H. Lawrence Hoffman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • enm
  • eng
Summary
The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters -- including Chaucer himself -- are real people, with human emotions and weaknesses. When it is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time when Latin was the standard literary language across western Europe, the magnitude of his achievement is even more remarkable. But Chaucer's genius needs no historical introduction; it bursts forth from every page of The Canterbury Tales
Summary
Provides a modern verse translation of the story of a group of pilgrims who pass the time during their journey by telling each other tales
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
010335
Cataloging source
WRS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
-1400
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Dewey number
821.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1870.A1
LC item number
.N512 1971
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
600
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1913-1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lumiansky, R. M.
  • Hoffman, H. Lawrence
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Tales, Medieval
  • Middle ages
  • Short stories
  • Tales, Midieval
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • English poetry
  • Tales, Medieval
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The Canterbury tales, Geoffrey Chaucer ; a new modern English prose translation by R.M. Lumiansky ; preface by Mark Van Doren ; illustrations by H. Lawrence Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The knight -- The miller -- The reeve -- The cook -- The man of law -- The shipman -- The prioress -- Chaucer -- The monk -- The nun's priest -- The wife of bath -- The friar -- The summoner -- The cleric -- The merchant -- The squire -- The franklin -- The physician -- The pardoner -- The second nun -- The canon's yoeman -- The manciple -- The parson -- Chaucer's retraction
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780671727697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41328474
Label
The Canterbury tales, Geoffrey Chaucer ; a new modern English prose translation by R.M. Lumiansky ; preface by Mark Van Doren ; illustrations by H. Lawrence Hoffman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The knight -- The miller -- The reeve -- The cook -- The man of law -- The shipman -- The prioress -- Chaucer -- The monk -- The nun's priest -- The wife of bath -- The friar -- The summoner -- The cleric -- The merchant -- The squire -- The franklin -- The physician -- The pardoner -- The second nun -- The canon's yoeman -- The manciple -- The parson -- Chaucer's retraction
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780671727697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41328474

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