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The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation

The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation

Geoffrey Chaucer

ISBN: 978-0-393-34178-2

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800 pages

Select type: Paperback

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In the tradition of Seamus Heaney's Beowulf and Marie Borroff's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sheila Fisher's The Selected Canterbury Tales is a vivid, lively, and readable translation of the most famous work of England's premier medieval poet. Preserving Chaucer's rhyme and meter, Fisher makes these tales accessible to a contemporary ear while inviting readers to the Middle English original on facing pages. Her informative introduction highlights Chaucer's artistic originality in his memorable portrayals of surprisingly modern women and men from across the spectrum of medieval society.