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The Wife of Bath

The Wife of Bath (Paperback)

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Synopsis

'Those husbands that I had,

Three of them were good and two were bad.

The three that I call "good" were rich and old...'



One of the most bawdy, entertaining and popular stories from The Canterbury Tales.



Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.



Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400). Chaucer's works available in Penguin Classics are The Canterbury Tales, Love Visions and Troilus and Criseyde.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 25/02/2015 ISBN-13: 9780141398099  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a Justice of the Peace and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey.

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Great little book to add to my Penguin collection! These short books are a great way to discover authors you haven't read before. I hope buy the whole series to put on my bookshelf.

- 18/04/2015
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