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By Geoffrey Chaucer

ISBN-10: 0812000390

ISBN-13: 9780812000399

This it the revised and enlarged version of Hopper's first-class translation.

Begun quickly after 1386 and written in the course of a number of years that undefined, Geoffrey Chaucer's nice narrative poem The Canterbury stories provides a richly designated, hugely wonderful, and occasionally bawdy photo of English society within the fourteenth century. wealthy with funny insights into the various foibles of humanity, this poem is taken into account via such a lot literary critics and students to be the 1st nice instance of literary artwork written in vernacular English. Its narrative opens as a celebration of 30 women and men from a number of walks of lifestyles assemble on the Tabard hotel in London, from the place they set out on a holy pilgrimage to Canterbury and its shrine devoted to Thomas à Becket. As they go back and forth, all people has a narrative to inform.

the main well-known and cherished of Chaucer's tales are provided in interlinear shape this intensely readable quantity. Alternating each one of Chaucer's unique traces with its translation into sleek English, this ebook encourages readers to delight in the genius of Chaucer's unique poetry whereas following every one line with an easy-to-understand glossy translation of his Southeast Midlands dialect of center English. This scholarly but really approachable translation of Chaucer's unique poem is the paintings of Vincent F. Hopper, an established professor of English literature at long island college. He opens with the recognized Prologue--

Whan that Aprille together with his shoures sote
whilst April along with his showers candy
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
The drought of March has pierced to the basis

--and then is going directly to current

  • The Miller's story
  • The Reeve's story
  • The Prioress's story
  • The Nun's Priest's story
  • The Pardoner's story
  • The spouse of Bath's story
  • The Franklin's story . . . and extra.
    This fantastic quantity additionally contains an enlightening introductory essay on Chaucer's artwork, with Professor Hopper's remark on England because it existed within the fourteenth century. He concludes with a brief checklist of advised studying on Chaucer's time and his paintings.
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    Red Comyn shouted at the soldier. "'Twas a bit of a problem in North Uster. The Hawk had to ride out in haste, but he hasna forsaken his pledge. " The soldier delivered his rehearsed message. " Lord Comyn roared. Then he turned to the man at Adrienne's side. " "Grimm Roderick, Hawk's captain of the guard. I come to wed your daughter as his proxy" "A pox on proxy! " "It's perfectly legal. " Adrienne couldn't prevent the joy that leapt into her face at his words. This man wasn't her husband! " he asked, smiling mockingly, not missing one ounce of her relief.

    Slap! How had the man managed to hit her before she could so much as blink? As he stood quivering with rage above her, he said, "The next blows won't be to your face, bitch, for the gown won't cover there. But there are ways to hit that hurt the most, and leave no mark. " Adrienne was silent and obedient through all the things he told her then. His message was plain. If she was silent and obedient, she would stay alive. Dream or no dream, the blows hurt here, and she had a feeling that dying might just hurt here too.

    Adrienne asked wryly. " "His conquests are legion. " Adrienne blinked. "Wonderful. A materialistic, unfaithfill, beautiful playboy of a self-indulged, inconsiderate man with a bad memory. And he's all mine. " she wondered aloud. Twice, she brooded privately. Lisbelle looked at her curiously. "But the rumors tell he is a magnificent lover and most comely to look upon, milady. " Methinks you don't understand this world, Janet Comyn. Perhaps he was right. " "Although, I hear tell one of his women tried to kill him recently.

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