The Canterbury Tales
" 'Tis sufficient to say, according to the proverb, that here is God's plenty."
That's how the poet John Dryden described The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer's 14th-century masterpiece in which pilgrims, representing a cross-section of English society, take turns telling tales as they travel together from London to a saint's shrine in Canterbury.
Now, in a translation by Ronald L. Ecker and Eugene J. Crook that has become widely adopted as a college course text, students as well as general readers are provided with:
- the only complete translation of Chaucer's classic in hard-copy print (includes the long-neglected "Tale of Melibee" and "The Parson's Tale")
- a work as faithful to the Middle English original, in both its poetry and prose, as a modern-English rendering permits
- line numbers--found in Robinson's edition and other editions of the original text, but absent in other translations--for ease in locating passages
- a glossary of people, places, and terms.
"It is difficult to imagine anyone doing a better job than Ecker and Crook."--Choice
To order The Canterbury Tales within the U.S., send a check for $21.95 (Florida residents add 6% sales tax), plus $2.50 for shipping, total $24.45, to Hodge & Braddock, Publishers, P.O. Box 1894, Palatka, FL 32178. Books are shipped within 24 hours.
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Enjoy a Canterbury Tales excerpt, featuring Chanticleer and the fox, or view the online edition.
The Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer
translated by Ronald L. Ecker and Eugene J. Crook
Hodge & Braddock, 1993
ISBN 0-9636512-3-4 (paper)
list price $21.95
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