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de Geoffrey Chaucer, Jill Mann (Editor)

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Chaucer's finest work begins at the Tabard Inn, where thirty travelers of widely varying classes and occupations are gathering to make the annual pilgrimage to Becket's shrine at Canterbury. It is agreed that each traveler will tell four tales to help pass the time during their long journey, and that the host of the inn will reward the best storyteller with a free supper upon their return. Thus we hear, translated into modern English, the knight's tale, the merchant's tale, the miller's tale, the wife of Bath's tale, twenty-some tales in all. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much of their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late-fourteenth-century England.… (més)
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Títol:The Canterbury Tales (original-spelling Middle English edition) (Penguin Classics)
Autors:Geoffrey Chaucer
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Contes de Canterbury de Geoffrey Chaucer (Author)

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    El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Othemts)
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    Walking to Canterbury : A modern journey through Chaucer's medieval England de Jerry Ellis (amyblue)
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    Piers Plowman de William Langland (myshelves)
    myshelves: Some similar themes are covered, especially with regard to religious issues.
  5. 40
    The Mercy Seller de Brenda Rickman Vantrease (myshelves)
    myshelves: The Mercy Seller, a novel about the religious ferment in the early 15th century, features a Pardoner who is not happy about the portrayal of the Pardoner in The Canterbury Tales.
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    The Pentameron de Richard Burton (KayCliff)
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    Finbar's Hotel de Dermot Bolger (JenniferRobb)
    JenniferRobb: Both contain stories of travelers who have stopped to "rest" in their journey.
  8. 10
    Tales of Count Lucanor de Manuel Juan (caflores)
  9. 11
    The Canterbury Tales de Seymour Chwast (kxlly)
  10. 11
    Life in the Medieval University de Robert S. Rait (KayCliff)
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    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century de Barbara W. Tuchman (Cecrow)
    Cecrow: Nonfiction study of Chaucer's period, with several references to his Tales.
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Tried and tried, but couldn't pay attention. Audiobook helped, but it wasn't enough. ( )
  leah_markum | Oct 28, 2022 |
s um dos livros que ajudaram a formar a literatura ocidental tal como a conhecemos: comédia, costumes fustigados e a graça infinita de um titã da imaginação. Publicado pela primeira vez em 1475, Contos da Cantuária é uma coleção magistral de histórias de cavalaria, alegorias morais e farsa desbragada. Tudo começa a partir de um certame entre peregrinos acerca das melhores histórias de cavalaria e romances. Rico e diverso, o livro descortina - com crueza e lirismo, graça e deboche - o universo social e cultural da Inglaterra em plena Idade Média. Anedotas, ciclos cavalheirescos, escatologia, ensinamentos edificantes e muita caricatura surgem nas histórias desses peregrinos que rumam em direção à Cantuária, onde pretendem visitar o túmulo de São Thomas Becket.
Vertido para o português com maestria, mas sem deixar de lado o humor e a diversão, o livro tem tudo para cativar leitores de todas as idades. ( )
  jgcorrea | Oct 17, 2022 |
Chaucer is an author I have long neglected. I keep meaning to read him, but never do -- well finally I have in a Modern English translation. The translation is rhymed to boot. This is probably as good a translation as one can get, which made it much easier to read. I can't say the stories were mesmerizing or even that entertaining -- but it does make clear to me that most marriages were not all that happy and the most common entertainment was to seduce someone's wife or cheat on one's husband. I guess our tv shows have pretty much the same theme. There was one story, however, that was not about that. The Prioress' tale is about a Christian child who is murdered by some Jews and the miracle of the child singing though his throat was slit. It is an awful, anti-semitic story and disturbing too. ( )
  Marse | Oct 17, 2022 |
Good example of frame story, and I think it is amazing for the times in which is was written, that is the 14th century. We've studied it in high-school. ( )
  luciarux | Jul 3, 2022 |
What do they say? Third time is a charm? It took me a third try to understand the attraction of this work, and even enjoy it.

I read the Bantam Duel-Language version, edited by A. Kent and Constance Hieatt. Reading the duel-language, with the Middle English on the opposite page of the Modern English helped tremendously. I could read the modern version first, for understanding, then read the original version for the poetry and humor. In this way, I could appreciate both the meat and the broth of the stories.

I am very glad that I read a book a year or two on the whole topic of Love and Chivalry in the Medieval times. It shines the light on a lot of behavior and actions in these stories which would have been dark and repulsive to me if I didn't understand where the ideas came from. Not that I'm saying the behaviors were not dark and repulsive. Even though not all of the tales were included here, I feel no compulsion to seek out more of them. This was an interesting read, and I'm glad I gave it a third chance. ( )
  MrsLee | May 25, 2022 |
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Chaucer, GeoffreyAutorautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Kolve, V. A.Editorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
NeCastro, GerardTraductorautor principalalgunes edicionsconfirmat
Levi, PeterBlurberautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Ackroyd, PeterTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Allen, MarkEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Altena, Ernst vanTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Bantock, NickIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Barisone, ErmannoEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Barnouw, A.J.Traductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Bennett, J. A. W.Noteautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Boenig, RobertEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Bragg, MelvynPròlegautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Burton, RaffelTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Cawley, A. C.Editorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Caxton, WilliamPrefaciautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Coghill, NevillTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Fisher, John H.Editorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Forster, PeterIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
French, Robert D.Editorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Gual, VictòriaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hanning, Robert W.Introduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hieatt, A. KentEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hieatt, ConstanceEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hill, Frank ErnestTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kent, RockwellIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Latham, RobertGeneral editorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesfordautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lumiansky, R.MTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Manly, John MatthewsEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Nicolson, J. U.Traductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Pearsall, DerekIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Skeat, Walter W.Editorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Stearn, TedDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Taylor, AndrewEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Tuttle, PeterTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Untermeyer, LouisIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Wain, JohnIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Wright, DavidTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

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... I have translated some parts of his works, only that I might perpetuate his memory, or at least refresh it, amongst my countrymen. If I have altered him anywhere for the better, I must at the same time acknowledge, that I could have done nothing without him...

JOHN DRYDEN on translating Chaucer
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When the sweet showers of April have pierced
The drought of March, and pierced it to the root,
And every vein is bathed in that moisture
Whose quickening force will engender the flower;
And when the west wind too with its sweet breath
Has given life in every wood and field
To tender shoots, and when the stripling sun
Has run his half-course in Aries, the Ram,
And when small birds are making melodies,
That sleep all the night long with open eyes,
(Nature so prompts them, and encourages);
Then people long to go on pilgrimages,
And palmers to take ship for foreign shores,
And distant shrines, famous in different lands;
And most especially, from all the shires
Of England, to Canterbury they come,
The holy blessed martyr there to seek,
Who gave his help to them when they were sick.
When in April the sweet showers fall
And pierce the drought of March to the root, and all
The veins are bathed in liquor of such power
As brings about the engendering of the flower,
When also Zephyrus with his sweet breath
Exhales an air in every grove and heath
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His half-course in the sign of the Ram has run,
And the small fowl are making melody
That sleep away the night with open eye
(So nature pricks them and their heart engages)
Then people long to go on pilgrimages
And palmers long to seek the stranger strands
Of far-off saints, hallowed in sundry lands,
And specially, from every shire's end
Of England, down to Canterbury they wend
To seek the holy blissful martyr, quick
To give his help to them when they were sick.

(translated by Nevill Coghill, 1951)
Once upon a time, as old stories tell us, there was a duke named Theseus;  Of Athens he was a lord and governor, And in his time such a conqueror, That greater was there none under the sun.
[Preface] The first part of this Norton Critical Edition of "The Canterbury Tales: Seventeen Tales and the General Prologue"--the glossed Chaucer text--is addressed specifically to students making their first acquaintance with Chaucer in his own language, and it takes nothing for granted.
[Chaucer's Language] There are many differences between Chaucer's Middle English and modern English, but they are minor enough that a student can learn to adjust to them in a fairly short time.
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Sloth makes men believe that goodness is so painfully hard and so complicated that it requires more daring than they possess, as Saint George says.
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This record is for the unabridged Canterbury Tales. Please do not combine selected tales or incomplete portions of multi-volume sets onto this record. Thank you!
The ISBN 0192510347 and 0192815970 correspond to the World's classics editions (Oxford University Press). One occurrence, however, is entitled "The Canterbury Tales: A Selection".
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Chaucer's finest work begins at the Tabard Inn, where thirty travelers of widely varying classes and occupations are gathering to make the annual pilgrimage to Becket's shrine at Canterbury. It is agreed that each traveler will tell four tales to help pass the time during their long journey, and that the host of the inn will reward the best storyteller with a free supper upon their return. Thus we hear, translated into modern English, the knight's tale, the merchant's tale, the miller's tale, the wife of Bath's tale, twenty-some tales in all. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much of their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late-fourteenth-century England.

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