The Canterbury Tales

There are times when we, as modern readers, make an effort to work through reading something that on it’s surface is written in English, and yet, as we are reading it we find ourselves remarking “this is not my English”.  The Canterbury Tales is written in Middle English, and falls into that category.  Words do not look as we expect, phrases turn in odd ways, and proficient readers find themselves going at a slower pace as they work through what Chaucer recorded so long ago… but many, many a reader (and teacher) has found the Canterbury Tales to reward them for the time invested.

The Amazon description for this edition notes:   The Canterbury Tales are presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.

Copies of the Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales have been added to the CheerUp.Fun August eBook Club The first 100 people to join should automatically receive a copy.  For more information on how to join the CheerUp.Fun August 2017 eBook Club Click Here.

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