Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer is one of the most notable English poets of all time and is sometimes referred to as the Father of English literature. He lived during the fourteenth century and was a noted author, philosopher, alchemist, and civil servant. His most well known work is The Canterbury Tales, which are published here as part of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Annotated and Accented - with Illustrations of English Life in Chaucer's Time.Saunders' book is not merely a collection of Chaucer's work. Rather, the editor and author has included nearly two hundred pages of contextual information on the life of Chaucer, and the characters, settings, and time periods that are detailed in The Canterbury Tales. Specifically, these introductory chapters are devoted to discussions of The Tabard, chivalry, religion, professional men, and trade and commerce.Following this introduction, the stories that together form The Canterbury Tales are presented. Structured as a Pilgrim story-telling contest, these tales are written in both verse and traditional prose. The tales are highly critical of English society and in particular the role of the Church. In all fourteen works from The Canterbury Tales are included in this collection, along with four of Chaucer's works from other collections. Each story is presented alongside remarks from John Saunders, who helps to analyze the story for the modern reader.Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, Annotated and Accented - with Illustrations of English Life in Chaucer's Time is a collection of some of the most revered and influential writing in the history of the English language. This book is a must read for anybody who appreciates modern literature and is interested in the work of one of its founding fathers.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.