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The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment (Penguin Classics)

The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment - Geoffrey Chaucer, Michael     Alexander I remember reading this in high school. I think I might have enjoyed it more, if it were not for the complete lack of participation of my class mates.
Meaning; just because I knew what "Thus swyved was this carpenteris wyf, For al his kepyng and his jalousye..." meant, I was frequently called on, much to my embarrassment...
However, giving Chaucer a chance, you just get into the flow of his words and once you get used to how he speaks, you begin to appreciate his sarcasm and humor, his sense of irony.
Geoffrey Chaucer, 14th century comedian...