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The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date April 9, 2012
Pages 738
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393341782
ISBN-10 039334178X
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $18.95
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"A truly remarkable achievement." ―Barry Unsworth

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.

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Hardcover
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With Geoffrey Chaucer | from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 25, 2011)
9780393079456 | details & prices | 738 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.75 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A poetically faithful and compelling translation of Chaucer's classic.
Paperback
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With Geoffrey Chaucer | from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 9, 2012)
9780393341782 | details & prices | 738 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $18.95
About: "A truly remarkable achievement.

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