The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer

Paperback - Very Good Condition


The Canterbury Tales stands conspicuous among the great literary achievements of the Middle Ages. Told by a jovial procession of pilgrims – knight, priest, yeoman, miller, or cook-as they ride towards the shrine of Thomas à Becket, they present a picture of a nation taking shape. The tone of this never-resting comedy is, by turns, learned, fantastic, lewd, pious, and ludicrous. ‘Here’, as John Dryden said, “is God’s plenty!’

Geoffrey Chaucer began his great task in about 1386. This version in modern English, by Nevill Coghill, preserves the freshness and racy vitality of Chaucer’s narrative.

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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

In a very good condition. No creasing to the spine, some light creasing to the cover. See photos for more details.

Additional information

Weight 413 g
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 3 cm




Geoffrey Chaucer