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Published: 05 September 2011

560 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199599028

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The Canterbury Tales

New Edition

Geoffrey Chaucer
Translated by David Wright and Introduction and Notes by Christopher Cannon

Oxford World's Classics

  • David Wright's acclaimed translation, now partnered with a new critical introduction and invaluable notes by Chaucer scholar Christopher Cannon to make it the best edition for student and general reader alike.
  • David Wright's verse translation is widely admired for its brilliance and fidelity. This new edition adds representative passages from the important but often overlooked prose tales, Melibee and the Parson's Tale, in new translations by Christopher Cannon.
  • The new introduction surveys Chaucer's life in its cultural and historical contexts and considers the structure, achievements, and key themes of The Canterbury Tales.
  • Expanded explanatory notes orient the Tales in medieval history and culture and identify their varied generic origins.

New to this Edition:

  • Up-to-date bibliography.
  • Introduction by Christopher Cannon.
  • Abridged translation of The Tale of Melibee.
  • Abridged translation of The Parson's Tale.
  • Comprehensive notes by Christopher Cannon.