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David Wright

GEOFFREY CHAUCER (1343–1400) was England’s most famous medieval poet and writer, sometimes called the father of English literature.
 
DAVID WRIGHT (1920–1994) was born in South Africa and died in England. He was a poet who drew inspiration from Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales, both of which he translated into modern English.

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The Canterbury Tales
Written by Geoffrey Chaucer, Translated by David Wright
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2011
$11.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74353-4 (0-307-74353-5)

A clear modern prose translation of Chaucer’s masterpiece of Middle English storytelling by the acclaimed poet David Wright.
 
The Canterbury Tales has entertained readers for centuries, with its comic animal fables, moral allegories, miniature epics of courtly love, and rollicking erotic farces that bring fourteenth-century England to life on every page. The gloriously varied... Read more





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