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  • Published: 15 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780812978452
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $29.99

The Canterbury Tales




One of the great masterworks of English literature, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition

Beyond its importance as a literary work of unvarnished genius, Geoffrey Chaucer’s unfinished epic poem is also one of the most beloved works in the English language–and for good reason: It is lively, absorbing, perceptive, and outrageously funny. But despite the brilliance of Chaucer’s work, the continual evolution of our language has rendered his words unfamiliar to many of us. Esteemed poet, translator, and scholar Burton Raffel’s magnificent new unabridged translation brings Chaucer’s poetry back to life, ensuring that none of the original’s wit, wisdom, or humanity is lost to the modern reader. This Modern Library edition also features an Introduction by the widely influential medievalist and author John Miles Foley that discusses Chaucer’s work as well as his life and times.

  • Published: 15 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9780812978452
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 672
  • RRP: $29.99

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