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  • Item #: 036475
    ISBN: 9780140424386
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    Nevill Coghill has translated Chaucer's work into vivid modern English verse that retains the flavor and richness of the original 14th-century edition. A discussion of Chaucer's life and works are included. 504 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 000645
    ISBN: 9780688062019
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    Four of the original Canterbury tales have been artfully translated and adapted by Barbara Cohen in this lovely, 87-page hardcover storybook. Staying true to the feel of Chaucer's original work, Cohen presents The Nun's Priest's Tale, The Pardoner's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Tale, and The Franklin's Tale in simple, yet elegant prose. Brilliant, fanciful illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman accompany the text. Please note that this book contains some "dark" artwork, such as the personification of death, which bears the classic appearance of the Grim Reaper. ~ Rachel P.

  • Item #: 004040
    ISBN: 9780140380538
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    This Puffin Classics edition retells Geoffrey Chaucer's original tales, but they have been adapted by Geraldine McCaughrean for younger readers. Unlike many adapted versions, this one has chapters and still retains the feel of the original stories, just with simpler language. Thirteen of the original tales are included: The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Tale, The Nun's Priest's Tale, The Reeve's Tale, The Scholar's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Pardoner's Tale, Sir Topas, The Franklin's Tale, The Magistrate's Tale, The Canon's Yeoman's Tale, The Friar's Tale, and The Merchant's Tale. This is a great retelling of a medieval classic. 114 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 000651
    ISBN: 9780553210828
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    A selection of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, first in English of the late 14th century and then also in English of the modern day. If you want to read any of the nine tales (Prologue, Knight's Tale, Miller, Wife of Bath, Merchant, Franklin's Tale, Pardoner, Prioress, and Nun's Priest's Tale) in the old English style, the introduction is a guide explaining Chaucer's language, the vowel sounds, spelling consonants, grammar, vocabulary and the like. If, however, modern English is more your style, you will find each tale translated into that, too. Each facing page is the same page of the tale, only it is in modern English. The choice is up to you. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 010578
    ISBN: 9780967955735
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    Experience five of Chaucer's most popular stories from his Canterbury Tales: The General Prologue, Miller's Tale, Pardoner's Tale, Wife of Bath's Tale, and the Nun's Priest Tale. This version of Canterbury Tales is different from the other editions that we carry because the text is presented entirely in Old English—but with modernized spelling. This keeps the text true to what Chaucer originally wrote, but makes it much easier for students to understand. For a comparison, the opening lines of the Prologue in Old English were originally written thus: Whan that Auerylle with his shoures soote/ The droghte of March hath perced to the roote/And bathed euery veyne in swich lycour… This book presents this same passage with modernized spelling as follows: When that April with his showers soot/ The drought of March hath pierced to the root/ And bathed every vein in such liquor…(Now, isn't that easier to understand?). For additional help, brief modern "translations" of archaic words and phrases appear in the margins, and footnotes located at the bottom of the pages provide more detailed explanations that assist in understanding passages of Chaucer's text. Other features in the book include a biography of Chaucer and an alphabetical glossary of selected vocabulary words. Edited by Michael Murphy. 176 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 015293
    ISBN: 9781615381012
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    This version of the medieval classic includes the prologue and three of the tales (Pardoner's Tale, Nun's Priest's Tale, and Tale of the Franklin) and is published by Memoria Press. Although edited (modern spelling applied), it is Chaucer's grammar, Chaucer's words, and Chaucer's sentence structure, yet the modern spelling alone yields a much more reader-friendly work. 158 pgs. pb ~ Janice
  • Item #: 006234
    ISBN: 9781561379200
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  • Item #: 067475
    ISBN: 9780486813424
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  • Item #: 065466
    ISBN: 9781591281450
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     Geoffrey of Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur, The Pearl Poet’s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales paired with C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength; 25 days. 510 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 059410
    ISBN: 9780142427378
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  • Item #: 059234
    ISBN: 9781615384020
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  • Item #: 059233
    ISBN: 9781615384013
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  • Item #: 057488
    ISBN: 9781411426962
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    Complete text of the most widely read tales: General Prologue, Knight's Tale, Miller's Prologue and Tale, Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale, Pardoner's Prologue and Tale, Prologue and Tale of Sir Thopas, and the Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale.

  • Item #: 057404
    ISBN: 9781411469464
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  • Item #: 056352
    ISBN: 9780451416780
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  • Item #: 046123
    ISBN: 9781882514458
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    Continuing their literature series and including many of the characteristics of the Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Literature, this course is designed to provide the first year of a three-year survey of British and American Literature. Again utilizing whole works rather than excerpts, this course includes studies of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and selections from the Canterbury Tales and Hamlet (including the modern, worldview-shifting perspective from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead). There are 23 lessons, each expected to take about a week to complete, written directly (and often with a subtle, tongue-in-cheek humor) to the student, leading them to dig deeper into the shades of understanding of the literary piece as well as the culture and worldview of the author. The study guide – really a consumable worktext providing both the questions and plenty of space to write responses – starts with "typical" questions such as vocabulary development and sequence of events, but there is a spiraling intensity as the questions continue that quickly draws out more thoughtful responses. Most of the literature selections are written from a Christian worldview perspective.

    There are occasional writing suggestions (but no writing instruction) and many of the questions could be deepened into essays. Parents are strongly encouraged to read along with the student, and while I always think this is an excellent idea, I tend to be a little irritated when forced to do so: like other Greenleaf guides, there are no answer keys or even talking points provided. Students and parents are on their own in terms of evaluation. With the exception of Hamlet, specific versions (translations) of each work are referenced. We've listed these below. The Medieval Lit Study Package includes each of these books along with the Greenleaf Guide. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 045551
    ISBN: 9781495303982
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  • Item #: 041940
    ISBN: 9780671727697
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    Includes all 23 tales in a translation that is more readable than the old English style but still retains the feel of the original. Translated by R.M. Lumiansky, this edition also includes an introduction, critical analysis of the tales, and two tales ("General Prologue" and "The Nun's Priest's Tale") in Middle English. 432 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 011784
    ISBN: 9780064430876
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    Adapted from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Chanticleer is a beautiful rooster, with a voice to match. All is well in his life until he dreams that he is carried away. Choosing to ignore the dream, he falls under the spell of flattery and is captured by a fox.

  • Item #: 010284
    ISBN: 9781433249723
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  • Item #: 006235
    ISBN: 9781561379194
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  • Item #: 004788
    ISBN: 9780883880173
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    An illustrated version of the Canterbury Tales to color. Old English language is used for the written text, and the pictures to color fit the same style.

  • Item #: 063560
    ISBN: 9781626864689
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  • Item #: 063559
    ISBN: 9781626864672
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  • Item #: 063558
    ISBN: 9781626864665
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  • Item #: 012274
    ISBN: 9781607105558
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  • Item #: 012212
    ISBN: 9781626862593
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