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e-Book The Portable Chaucer: Revised Edition (Portable Library) download

e-Book The Portable Chaucer: Revised Edition (Portable Library) download

by Theodore Morrison,Geoffrey Chaucer

ISBN: 0140150811
ISBN13: 978-0140150810
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Revised edition (May 26, 1977)
Pages: 624
Category: History and Criticism
Subategory: Literature

ePub size: 1859 kb
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Rating: 4.6
Votes: 388
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The Portable Chaucer also contains selections from The Book of Duchess .

Geoffrey Chaucer, Theodore Morrison (Translator).

Author: Chaucer Geoffrey Portable.

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Chaucer, Lesson 1: Historical Context for the Canterbury Tales - Продолжительность: 15. .

Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. by Geoffrey Chaucer · Theodore Morrison. Sources and Backgrounds".

In the fourteenth century Geoffrey Chaucer, who served three kings as a customs official and special envoy, virtually invented English poetry. He did so by wedding the language of common speech to metrical verse, creating a medium that could accommodate tales of courtly romance, bawdy fabliaux, astute psychological portraiture, dramatic monologues, moral allegories, and its author’s astonishing learning in fields from philosophy to medicine and astrology. Chaucer’s accomplishment is unequalled by any poet before Shakespeare and—in The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida—ranks with that of the great English novelists. Both The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida are presented complete in this anthology, in fresh modern translations by Theodore Morrison that convey both the gravity and gaiety of the Middle English originals. The Portable Chaucer also contains selections from The Book of Duchess, The House of Fame, The Bird's Parliament, and The Legend of Good Women, together with short poems. Morrison's introduction is vital for its insights into Chaucer as man and artist, and as a product of the Middle Ages whose shrewdness, humor, and compassion have a wonderfully contemporary ring.
Comments:
Beranyle
The problem with reading the original is that it is almost like reading a foreign language, resulting in having to stop and look up every other word. Yet, the problem with most translations, (Peter Tuttle comes to mind) is that it destroys the rhyme scheme - which greatly devalues the work in my opinion.

Theodore Morrison is the first I've read to translate in such a brilliant manner as to preserve most of the original while keeping the rhyme scheme intact. Highly recommended.

Leceri
My teacher helped me to understand Chaucer. Therefore, I liked the book as Chaucer is an important author covering current subjects. I could not enjoy without teacher explanations.

Dog_Uoll
Received as promised...very happy.

Virn
Wish it had been in Old English with today's English beside. I miss the rhythm.

Anarahuginn
This book has a collection of many short stories in it, each with humor, and each with a theme. It takes place in an inn, where a group of pilgrims are staying for the night. Then the inn keeper tells them, they each must tell a story. So each of the different pilgrims, with different occupations and personalities, tells a tale, until morning is reached. Most of the tales are bawdy,comical, and have a theme. The book takes the point of view from one of the pilgrims, named Chauser, who listens to the different tales, but never interacts in the story. The pros of this book would definitely be it's comedy, poetry, challenge, action and love. Also, the point of view from various occupations, one to another, is interesting. The cons of this book would be, it's tendency to use unmeaningful words just to complete a rhyme. It also is easy to lose track of the main story with it's rhyme and old English text. I am definitely going to recommend this book to some of my friends, who are good readers and will love it. I hope you do to.

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by Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN: 0713910046
ISBN13: 978-0713910049
language: English
Subcategory: Classics
ISBN: 1565857135
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by Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN: 0586027408
ISBN13: 978-0586027400
language: English
Subcategory: Classics
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language: English
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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by Ken Pickering,Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN: 0573080771
ISBN13: 978-0573080777
language: English
Subcategory: Dramas and Plays
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by Burton Raffel,Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN: 1615231838
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Subcategory: Ancient and Medieval Literature
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by Nevil Coghill,Geoffrey Chaucer,Martin Starkie,Prunella Scales
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