Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (Selected): An Interlinear Translation
Foyalty 36

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (Selected): An Interlinear Translation (Paperback)

£11.99
Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

"Hopper's rendering is as close, as word for word, as any translation of 'The Canterbury Tales'... " The New Yorker



Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1340-1400), penned his masterpiece in a vernacular that was the standard dialect in the southeast of England during his lifetime-a language of rich vitality, but also very different from the English we speak today. This useful volume presents readers with the vigor, liveliness, and humor of Chaucer's original Middle English poetry, interspersed line-by-line with Professor Vincent Hopper's modern, graceful, and easy-to-understand translation.This new edition, updated with an enlightening new introduction by Andrew Galloway, also features four newly translated narratives.



The Canterbury Tales is among the earliest of the great narrative poems written in the English language. is a set of stories that a diverse group of travelers tell to one another at the end of each day. They had set off by foot on a religious pilgrimage from the Tabard Inn in London to the shrine of St. Thomas A Becket in England's cathedral town of Canterbury. This volume opens with Chaucer's own famous Prologue, and then presents the best among those many tales, which demonstrate Chaucer's skill in portraying a wide range of very different personalities. For instance, we meet the religiously pious but haughty Prioress, the comically bawdy Miller, and the genially earthy Wife of Bath, among many others. Through it all, we are treated to Chaucer's own voice, which is worldly wise, often ironic, sometimes self-deprecating, and always good-natured. Here in a newly updated edition is an attractive and approachable textbook for students of English literature. It's also a richly entertaining volume for the enlightened general reader This new edition gives today's readers an awareness as never before that The Canterbury Tales is one of the great masterpieces of world literature.



Continues to offer the benefits of the previous critically acclaimed edition by presenting the original Middle English of Chaucer's poetry with an elegant, direct, line-by-line and often word-by-word translation. This format gives students and general readers immediate appreciation of Chaucer's last and greatest narrative poem.





Features a new set of up-to-date notes and resources for further study.





Four additional key narratives newly translated from Chaucer's original text respond to the modern reader's willingness to explore The Canterbury Tales' brilliantly experimental approach to storytelling.





Includes a stimulating new introduction that encourages modern readers to embrace various difficult-to-understand Chaucerian turns of phrase so that they can fully appreciate the fine artistry of Chaucer's poetic style.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: poetry & poetsFiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945 Publisher: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S. Publication Date: 04/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9781438000138  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

Vincent F. Hopper was for many years Professor of English at New York University.

More books by Andrew Galloway

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Why Dylan Matters
(Paperback)
Richard F. Thomas
 
 
£9.99
 
A Critical Companion to John Skelton
(Hardback)
Sebastian Sobecki; John Scattergood
 
 
£60.00
 
Epic Performances from the Middle ...
(Hardback)
Fiona Macintosh; Justine McConnell;...
 
 
£110.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close