The Canterbury tales

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New York : Bloomsbury, 2011.


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New York : Bloomsbury, 2011.
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143 pages : chiefly ill. ; 27 cm.
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Level 8.1, 26 Points


"Accompany a band of merry medieval pilgrims as they make their way-on motorcycles, of course-to Canterbury. Meeting at the Tabard Inn, the travelers, including a battle-worn knight, a sweetly pretentious prioress, the bawdy Wife of Bath, and an emaciated scholar-clerk, come up with a plan to pass time on the journey to Thomas à Becket's shrine by telling stories. The twenty-four tales, which range from high romance set in ancient Greece to low comedy in contemporary England, are adapted into graphic novel form by Seymour Chwast-a pitch-perfect transposition of Chaucer's pointed satire. Chwast's illustrations relate tales of trust and treachery, of piety and bawdiness, in an engaging style that will appeal to those who have enjoyed The Canterbury Tales for years, and those for whom this is a first, delectable introduction"--Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chaucer, G., & Chwast, S. (2011). The Canterbury tales (1st U.S. ed.). Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 and Seymour. Chwast. 2011. The Canterbury Tales. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 and Seymour. Chwast. The Canterbury Tales New York: Bloomsbury, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chaucer, Geoffrey, and Seymour Chwast. The Canterbury Tales 1st U.S. ed., Bloomsbury, 2011.

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