Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804471210
Paperback • 96pp • £5.99
110 mm x 178 mm
15 November 2024
Thema: DBS, FU, FBC, QRVP1
Territory: World English

The Canterbury Tales

The Best Bits: The Wife of Bath, The Miller and The Knight’s Tale

Geoffrey Chaucer

Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones



Publication date: 15 November 2024

ISBN: 9781804471210




A group of pilgrims assembles at the Tabard Inn in Southwark and sets out for the shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury. Along the way they tell tales to one another, painting pictures of their varied lives.

When The Canterbury Tales first appeared it was groundbreaking – showing characters speaking in the vernacular, giving readers for centuries to come an insight into medieval England. This annotated, illustrated edition collects the most enjoyable, witty and crude pieces into a unique collection, and is the perfect edition for those who have yet to meet The Canterbury Tales, as well as those who know and love it.

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1342–1400) was a poet. Although he wrote widely, he is remembered today for The Canterbury Tales (c.1387–1400) a cycle of linked tales told by a group of pilgrims. He is often considered the ‘father of English literature’, on account of being the first to write in the English vernacular, committing to print the language of the people.