Everyman's Library/ Alfred A. Knopf/A Borzoi Book, June 1992. Cloth. Used - Very Good / No Jacket. Item #258544
Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. "The Canterbury Tales" gather twenty-nine of literature's most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval society, from the exalted Knight to the humble plowman. A graceful modren translation facing each page of the text allows the contemporary reader to enjoy the fast pace of these selections from "The Canterbury Tales" with the poetry of the Middle English original always at first hand.
Here are tales told by members from all parts of English society of the 14th century, reflecting on life as they travel the road from Southwark to Canterbury. Octavo. Without dustjacket. Grey cloth covered boards with gold lettering on black rectangles on spine and front panel. Publishers' name 'Everyman Library Knopf' is in silver lettering near bottom of spine. Silk ribbon marker with rather frayed ending. 614 pages.