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Book Condition: Good
Book Condition-Good/ fair+ no cover Boards are blue cloth In Color with Black with gold gilt Print on spine and front board Boards have some light edge wear, light Bumping/Fraying to spine/corners, Fading, soiling, rubbing. Book is loose and a bit shaken Pages are bright with name written on front end page, and several ink outlines/writing throughout the books(Study guides?) **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** **LARGER BOOKS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING** About the book: The precise, unerring, delicately emphatic characterizations for which The Canterbury Tales is so famous are no more extraordinary than Chaucers utter mastery of English rhythms and his effortless versification. Ranging from animal fables to miniature epics of courtly love and savagely hilarious comedies of sexual comeuppance, these stories told by pilgrims on the way to the shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury reveal a teeming, vital fourteenth-century English society on the verge of its Renaissance. These tales bring together a band of pilgrims who represented most of the occupations and social groups of the time. The diversity of the narrators in turn made possible a varied collection of tales including chivalric romance, spiritual allegory, courtly lay, beast fable and literary satire.