The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer with Nevill Coghill (Translator)

521 pages first pub 1390 (editions)

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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 Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterl...

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Moods

funny 67%
adventurous 60%
challenging 56%
lighthearted 37%
reflective 29%
informative 16%
dark 12%
emotional 7%
inspiring 7%
mysterious 5%
relaxing 5%
sad 5%
tense 5%
hopeful 3%

Pace

slow 61%
medium 31%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 39% | A mix: 30% | Plot: 20% | N/A: 8%

Strong character development?

No: 49% | It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 7%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 45% | No: 32% | Yes: 19% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 51% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 18% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.35

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