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The Canterbury tales

illustrated prologue

by Geoffrey Chaucer

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Published by Scala Books in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Canterbury (England)
    • Subjects:
    • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Poetry.,
    • Canterbury (England) -- Poetry.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGeoffrey Chaucer ; edited by Michael Alexander.
      GenrePoetry.
      ContributionsAlexander, Michael, 1941-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR1868.P82 A44 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination64 p. :
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6899570M
      ISBN 101857591135
      LC Control Number00709151


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