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  • Published: 7 March 1996
  • ISBN: 9780140434095
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $34.99

The Canterbury Tales




This edition is designed so that the First Fragment can be read as a unit

The most complete of all remaining surviving fragments sections of The Canterbury Tales, the First Fragment contains some of Chaucer's most widely enjoyed work. In The General Prologue, Chaucer introduces his pilgrims through a set of speaking portraits, drawn with a clarity that makes no attempt to conceal their peculiarities. The four tales that follow - those of the Knight, Miller, Reeve and Cook - reveal a wide variety of human preoccupations: whether chivalrous, romantic or simply sexual. Brilliantly bawdy and subtly complex, each of these tales is alive with Chaucer's skills as a poet, storyteller and creator of comedy.

  • Published: 7 March 1996
  • ISBN: 9780140434095
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $34.99

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