The Canterbury Tales (Enriched Classic)

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Price
$7.99  $7.43
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
383
Dimensions
4.2 X 1.1 X 6.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780671727697

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About the Author
Geoffrey Chaucer, considered by many to be both the father of modern English poetry and the father of the modern English novel (for Troilus and Criseyde), also distinguished himself in his lifetime as a civil servant and diplomat under three kings of England. When he was taken prisoner by the French, the King himself contributed to his ransom. When, in later years, the King wished to reward Chaucer for his services to the crown, he was granted -- among other favors -- the right to demand a daily jug of wine from the pantry of the royal butler. Toward the end of his career, he became a knight of the shire for Kent.

But it is for The Canterbury Tales that he is best remembered. This masterpiece of English literature moved Aldous Huxley to say, If I dared to wish for genius, I would ask for the grace to write The Canterbury Tales.