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The Canterbury Tales - Community Reviews back

by Nick Bantock, Geoffrey Chaucer, Peter Ackroyd
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bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it 2 years ago
Good
Books are Friends
Books are Friends rated it 3 years ago
As a freshman in high school, I took Brit Lit this year. We read A Tale of Two Cities and Lord of the Flies over the summer, and I absolutely could not stand (or understand) ATTC, and LOTF was not much better. We started off the year with Beowulf, which was decent but a little to predictable for my ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 4 years ago
Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales consists of a collection of stories framed as being told during a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral. Each in this company of about 30 pilgrims is to tell a tale on the journey there--the one judged to have told the best to get a free meal. In structure, and sometimes ...
ElvenStar
ElvenStar rated it 5 years ago
There is so much one can do with a text like this. It can be analyzed from many different points of view, if you're an scholar; or it can be read just for pleasure, if you're a casual reader.Wright's translation is an accessible one and as he declares himself at the end of the introduction "this ver...
Munira @ In Vogue with Books
Munira @ In Vogue with Books rated it 5 years ago
Had started reading with great enthusiasm, and it' sad that my enthusiasm died halfway. Maybe I'm just not meant for these things :",",,,,,1,,,Good"
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
Dear Duke Thesus, What is it with you and threatening women with death during your wedding? Do you think it is romantic?Dear Wife of Bath, You go girl!Dear Chanticlear,Foxes like chickens in all the wrong ways. Just saying.Dear Mr. Ackroyd, World's Greatest Renassiance Man,I've read Chaucer in the...
Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it 6 years ago
Read in high school. I don't really remember it well enough to write a review.
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it 6 years ago
Alternating between bawdy and romantic with some fables interspersed, The Canterbury Tales merrily rambles through medieval mores. Chaucer’s seemingly random collection of poems draw inspiration from ltalian contemporaries as well as the Greek and Roman tradition. The stories occasionally moralize...
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
Introduction: Chaucer's Life - Chaucer's Works--The Canterbury TalesNotes
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
Introduction: Chaucer's Life - Chaucer's Works--The Canterbury TalesNotes
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