Title Canterbury Tales Rendered into Modern English with Illustrations by Rockwell Kent
Binding Cloth hardcover in DJ
Book Condition Fair, inner hinge cracked
Jacket Condition Poor dj, some pieces missing on head and foot of spine of dj.
Publisher Covici - Friede 1934
Seller ID 1686c
607 pp Nicolson, J.U. (Translator into modern English and poetic versification); Gerould, Gordon Hall (Introduction) Kent, Rockwell (illustrator). "The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a collection of pilgrims on a pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The Canterbury Tales are written in Middle English. Although the tales are considered to be his magnum opus, some believe the structure of the tales is indebted to the works of The Decameron, which Chaucer is said to have read on an earlier visit to Italy."