HardCover. Pub Date :2013-09-26 Pages: 528 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Classics Part of Penguins beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series. designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high- quality colourful. tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature. a masterly collection of chivalric romances. moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knights account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Baths Arthurian legend. to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook.