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Publisher Description

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a collection of pilgrims on a pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The Canterbury Tales are written in Middle English. Although the tales are considered to be his magnum opus, some believe the structure of the tales is indebted to the works of The Decameron, which Chaucer is said to have read on an earlier visit to Italy.

— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
803
Pages
PUBLISHER
MobileReference
SELLER
MobileReference
SIZE
812.3
KB

Customer Reviews

Scripted reality ,

Translation notes - poorly placed

It's the original text - but it has placed translation notes at the end of every line instead of at the bottom of the page. This makes the whole thing rather difficult and clumsy to read; especially if you're already proficient in the language.

Mae Lin ,

NOTHING like original

You can tell even from e first word of e prologue that this was horribly transcribed. "Whan that Aprill with his shoores soote," is not the same as "When that Aprilis." Shame on the publisher for scamming people. There are free versions with ten times the authenticity.

Awesomagicalness ,

Cant understand it.

I cant seem to find an iBook version of the Canterbury tales. If you dont understand old or middle english, dont buy.

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