The Canterbury Tales. By Geoffrey Chaucer. Done in Modern English Verse by Frank Ernest Hill. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1978.

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The fourteenth century poet Geoffrey Chaucer is widely regarded as the Father of English Literature. His works were some of the first to legitimize Middle English as a literary language. He also innovated on many metrical forms, developed quintessentially English humor, and established a vernacular tradition. His most famous work is undoubtedly The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories mostly written in verse and told in a frame narrative during a pilgrimage to Canterbury. The many narrators–including the Knight, the Miller, the Wife of Bath, the Friar–have remained iconic figures in English literary history. Because the work is written in Middle English, modern readers often struggle with the text–lamenting, “Namoore of this!”–but with patience and scholarly references, it is certainly translatable. Yet readers of this version by Frank Ernest Hill will find a modern English translation accessible and widely praised. As part of the Easton Press’s 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series, this volume also represents the significance of Chaucer’s work. For any collector of English literature, it is an essential volume.

This collector’s edition is in fine condition. In the original full brown leather, finely gilt stamped. Gilt spine label. Raised bands. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in.

A fine collector’s copy of The Canterbury Tales.

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The Canterbury Tales. By Geoffrey Chaucer. Done in Modern English Verse by Frank Ernest Hill. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1978.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in