Troilus And Cressida ; And, The Canterbury Tales

Troilus And Cressida ; And, The Canterbury Tales



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"Troilus and Cressida" is an epic poem which re-tells in Middle English the tragic story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde set against a backdrop of war during the Siege of Troy. It was composed using rime royale and probably completed during the mid 1380s. Many Chaucer scholars regard it as the poet's finest work. As a finished long poem it is more self-contained than the better known but ultimately unfinished "Canterbury Tales." This poem is often considered the source of the phrase: "all good things must come to an end." "The Canterbury Tales" is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English between 1387 and 1400. The tales (mostly written in verse, although some are in prose) 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. The prize for this contest is a free meal at the Tabard Inn at Southwark on their return.
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Great books of the Western World ; v. 22

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Middle English : Troilus and Criseyde ; The Canterbury tales / edited by W.W. Skeat. Sequence by Thomas Tyrwhitt -- Modern English : Troilus and Cressida / translated by George Philip Krapp. The Canterbury tales / translated by J.U. Nicolson.

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ix, 550 pages ; 25 cm.

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  • Middle English and modern English in parallel text.
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