Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Modern Rendering Into Prose of the Prologue and Nine Tales, The

Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Modern Rendering Into Prose of the Prologue and Nine Tales, The
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The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Modern Rendering Into Prose of the Prologue and Nine Tales

Publisher Location: New York
Publisher Name: Avenel Books
Publication Date: 1987
Additional Information:
The text here is essentially MacKaye's 1904 text, and the illustrations are also reproduced from the earlier version. This version includes the General Prologue, the Knight, the Nun’s Priest, the Physician, the Pardoner, the Wife of Bath, the Clerk, the Squire, the Franklin, and the Canon Yeoman, with appropriate prologues and links. Clark’s illustrations are rendered in color, and the volume includes six full page illustrations. The illustrations feature strong lines and bright colors, and they draw on stained glass and/or manuscript images as a model, as in the illustration of the Miller piping the pilgrims out of town. Each illustration features a bold caption with a rubricated 1st letter, and these captions draw on the language of the Tales; the illustration of the Miller is captioned, “Therewith he brought us out of town,” for example, while the illustration accompanying the Knight's Tale is called “Palamon desireth to slay his foe Arcite.”