Nevill Coghill’s masterly and vivid modern English verse translation with all the vigor and poetry of Chaucer’s fourteenth-century Middle English In The. The Canterbury Tales: A New Translation By Nevill Coghill (Penguin Classics) ( Penguin Classics) [Chaucer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. Results 1 – 20 of 20 THE CANTERBURY TALES by Chaucer, Geoffrey (translated by Nevill Coghill) and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible.

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The E-mail message field is coghiill. As for the translation, I have to agree with Patrick, uh8myzen and Mark: Please enter your name. Please verify that you are not a robot. The Nevil tale is like an episode of Jackass.

Your rating has been recorded. Remember me on this computer. You can try and see. It’s rather hefty in size and quite piggy-bank-breaking though. Geoffrey Chaucer Nevill Coghill. Please enter recipient e-mail address es.

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Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Would like to read this and the original text back to back. Geoffrey Chaucer ; Nevill Coghill Publisher: Nevill Coghill’s translation seems to me the most readable translation, although he completely botches one of my favorite lines in Chaucer, from the Wife of Bath’s Prologue: Linked Data More info about Linked Data.


I fell that the old englash is best as its the origanl text for this book.

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Jun 02, Jun 05, Chaucer’s English isn’t so weird that trandlation don’t quickly learn common words and have little difficulty.

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Jun 03, We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. The translator of this edition, Nevil Coghill is quite eloquent in his translation style. Get a Sparknotes thing or something. Search for a book to add a reference. Citations are based on reference standards.

I’ve been using The Riverside Chaucer. Translations loose so much from the original. Some features of WorldCat will not be available.


But on the other hand an another Penguin edition of Canterbury Tales translated by Theodore Morrison under the title of ‘Portable Chaucer’ is a leading ‘Chaucerian’ translation as well.

Go with the original.

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The Canterbury Tales. Translated into modern English, by Nevill Coghill.

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I may not be the best to ask since I’ve studied linguistics and the history of the English language, but to me, I go translation-less. Translated into modern English, by Nevill Coghill. Whenever it comes back to me, It fairly warms the cockles of my heart!

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