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Chaucer
« on: 2014-05-30, 18:08:50 »
For anyone interested in reading 14th century literature, this site has the works of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in both original middle English and translated into modern, readable English. And it's free.

http://www.canterburytales.org/canterbury_tales.html

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Re: Chaucer
« Reply #1 on: 2014-05-30, 18:44:39 »
nice find!

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Re: Chaucer
« Reply #2 on: 2014-05-30, 19:37:18 »
Indeed, awesome find Scott!
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Re: Chaucer
« Reply #3 on: 2014-05-31, 04:00:56 »
Thank you!
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Re: Chaucer
« Reply #4 on: 2014-06-03, 19:49:19 »
Blocked!  Curses...will try this from home computer.
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Re: Chaucer
« Reply #5 on: 2014-06-04, 02:34:09 »
I have a copy (digital and in print)...I love em!

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Re: Chaucer
« Reply #6 on: 2014-06-04, 02:42:43 »
Good stuff - the Knight's Tale illustrates the hypocrisy of the realities of the upper classes and their supposedly higher moral codes, sorry to say.
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Re: Chaucer
« Reply #7 on: 2014-06-05, 18:58:28 »
What I found really interesting about the Knights Tale is how a 14th century author used contemporary descriptions of people places and things, and moral ideals (not just how things were at his time, but how people believed they should be) to describe events that supposedly took place in ancient greece. Full plate armor on "knights" participating in jousts to uphold their chivalrous ideals? What a fascinating bit of writing! Chaucer was an absolute genious.

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Re: Chaucer
« Reply #8 on: 2014-06-05, 19:21:48 »
Good, Now the reading begins.
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Re: Chaucer
« Reply #9 on: 2017-02-09, 16:11:49 »
Awesome, thank you very much.
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