Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer, The
The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer
Hoffman's illustrations use bold color to make up the pilgrims' forms, generally without outlining the figures. The inside and back covers of the volume include portraits of the pilgrims, while the illustrations in the text themselves tend to illustrate the tales. For example, one image for The Knight's Tale features Emilie in the garden, while other figures shown include Simkin of the Reeve's Tale, Sir Thopas himself, and Constance at the prow of her ship. The volume features 22 of these single-page color illustrations to accompany Lumiansky's modern prose translation of the text.