The Wife of Bath and Other Canterbury Tales

The Wife of Bath and Other Canterbury Tales A touchstone of mediaeval literature this small volume contains three stories from the Canterbury Tales translated into Modern English by Nevill Coghill The Wife of Bath The Miller and The Reeve

  • Title: The Wife of Bath and Other Canterbury Tales
  • Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Nevill Coghill
  • ISBN: 9780146001161
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • A touchstone of mediaeval literature, this small volume contains three stories from the Canterbury Tales, translated into Modern English by Nevill Coghill The Wife of Bath , The Miller and The Reeve.

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    1. The "Wife of Bath" is a tale about a young knight who makes a bad decision early on in his knighthood. He fulfills his punishment from the Queen by setting out on a quest to find the answer to a question the Queen asks him. She gives him a year and a day to fulfill this quest for her answer. The question the Queen asks him is, "What is it that women desire most?”. The young knight luckily finds his answer on his journey back to the castle from his quest. He comes upon an ugly, old lady who ans [...]

    2. The "Wife of Bath" confused the heck out of me. The prologue was very long and I felt that she babbled a lot. The tale itself was interesting though. I didn't expect it to end the way it did and was surprised by the moral of it. All in all, this was an okay tale and a type of love story I have never experienced. I would recommend this tale to any female in high school who likes a medieval type of love story.

    3. The Wife of Bath is such an interesting tale. Chaucer wrote each of the pilgrims as true to the stereotype of their time as possible except for the Wife of Bath. In some instances the story could pass for being told by a woman, but I think it sounds too much like a man. In looking at all of the evidence I believe Chaucer's reason for writing the Wife as he did was to give a picture to women of that time of what they could end up like if given certain freedoms. It was certainly an interesting pro [...]

    4. The Wife of Bath was my favourite of the three stories. I don't know if I would ever get through the entire anthology, so reading selections was perfect. While some of the content isn't very appealing, the writing and general style of the book is impressive and entertaining. Overall, I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would.

    5. really, I'm giving the experience of reading anything in Middle English 4 stars, cause it was so much fun! a challenge, but definitely worth it. I read a few tales in high school at this website: canterburytales/canter and I really should read some more.

    6. I read this for senior English. We then had to write a tale about one of the characters. I put mine on paper that I'd stained with tea and aged in the sun for a week. And then I singed the edges. Perhaps it was overkill, but I'm a big nerdy, suck-up that way.

    7. I read this in Spanish and I really like the main character's personality. A strong female character who surely earns her respect for her ability to dominate men. In modern times an "easy" woman but representative of the power of the female.

    8. If you have patience, this book is really worth it. It's in Middle English, though, so it's a tough read. However, the more you read it, the easier it gets, and I personally, feel it's worth the work.

    9. Thank you, Mrs. Albright. Whan that apreial yes shooeresh soata the drookt of march hath soat notaHEH???

    10. I love these little Penguin 60's books and pick them up whenever I can find them. Who knew how bawdy Chaucer was, makes me wish I actually had read that assignment in High School.

    11. one of the only books from this era that I actually enjoyed reading and would still read again (and even without having to for class!)

    12. I have to thank my 5th grade teacher for exposing me to this book. Had to translate this into modern English. Not easy but was worth it.

    13. I am re-reading this to help my AP scholar understand the material. I forgot how much fun and sense of playfulness that Chaucer gives to each of the travelers.

    14. Juniors - this is a keeper - but hold off until you are in senior English - it's worth waiting for.

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