The Canterbury Tales Thrifty Classic Literature Book 74

The Canterbury Tales Thrifty Classic Literature Book 74 The Canterbury Tales recounts the stories told by pilgrims to one another as they make their way from London to the shrine of St Thomas à Beckett in Canterbury This volume contains the Pardoner’s Tale a story rich in detail about the exploitation of ordinary folk in medieval times at the hands of men of religion This interlinear edition places Chaucer’s original middle English text in alternating rows with a new translation into modern English This allows readers to understand unfamiliar words and phrases immediately; and without needing to look elsewhere The translation into modern English differs only slightly from those found elsewhere Here the key difference is that each line is translated separately and thereby avoids the problem seen in some translations that words are borrowed from adjacent lines to help maintain Chaucer’s rhyming structure Accordingly this translation adheres closely to Chaucer’s own words; although in doing so it may occasionally contain rather descriptive explanations than is usual in translated works Nevertheless this ‘word for word’ approach will greatly assist those new to Chaucer’s middle English Parents will be pleased that The Pardoner’s Tale contains no lewdness or vulgarity as can be found in some of the other Canterbury Tales In this regard it may appropriately be studied at Middle School level This volume contains the complete and unabridged text with line Numbers together with an easily understandable translation into modern English which means it offers excellent value for money


10 thoughts on “The Canterbury Tales Thrifty Classic Literature Book 74

  1. says:

    Wow truly surprising The story is three fold The pardoner a man of the cloth reveals to the entourage how immoral he is despite being society's moral standard Next he gives a brilliant passionate


  2. says:

    ‘The Canterbury Tales’ has survived for some 650 years and with good reason Originally conceived as a vast project whereby a group of disparate individuals from all walks of life undertake a pi


  3. says:

    This was the tale I had studied at A level and my first taste of Chaucer I hated this character he was as corrupt as others in his profession But yet he is seen to be boasting of his corruption I re


  4. says:

    Oof Some of the things you have to read for school


  5. says:

    Short review from memory until I re read and re review at a later dateThe second book I've been made to read in academic circles that I've actually enjoyed? I think so What I liked so much was that it


  6. says:

    huh


  7. says:

    Fragment VI of The Canterbury Tales consists of just two tales from the Physician and the PardonerThe Physician's tale is another of Chaucer's tales of abused women This time a young girl just 14 years


  8. says:

    I may or may not have rapped this entire story


  9. says:

    The Pardoner along with the Wife of Bath and the Host are the most vivid and dynamic of Chaucer’s pilgrims The Pardoner is a wretched man boastful of his nefarious arts yet confident enough to then ply


  10. says:

    The Pardoners tale although somewhat off putting with Chaucers language tells us than 'som moral thing' but in fact many great lessons for our lives to keep using many biblical terms and phrases to heig


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