The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation (Paperback)

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By Geoffrey Chaucer, Sheila Fisher (Translator)


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393341782
ISBN-10: 039334178X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 9th, 2012
Pages: 800
Language: English