The Canterbury Tales

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Open Road Media, Apr 7, 2020 - Fiction - 971 pages
This classic work of medieval literature features the pious and profane stories of commoners on a pilgrimage in fourteenth-century England.
 
One of the most famous works of literature written in Middle English, The Canterbury Tales were penned by Geoffrey Chaucer, who was widely regarded as the greatest poet of his time. The stories “run the gamut of tales known to people in the Middle Ages and include ribald stories such as the ‘Miller’s Tale’ and the ‘Reeve’s Tale’; medieval romances set against ancient backgrounds such as the ‘Knight’s Tale’; animal fables such as the ‘Nun’s Priest’s Tale’; Arthurian legends such as the ‘Wife of Bath’s Tale’; saint’s lives such as the “Prioress’ Tale”; and the “Second Nun’s Tale”; tragic tales, sort of, such as the Monk’s Tale’; and cautionary tales, such as the Pardoner’s Tale.’ . . . It is rightly considered one of the masterworks of English literature” (The Kansas City Public Library).
 
“A raucous read.” —The Guardian
 

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Contents

Preface
The General Prologue
The Millers Tale
The Man of Laws Tale
The Wife of Baths Tale
The Sompnours Tale
The Clerks Tale
The Merchants Tale
The Franklins Tale
The Doctors Tale
The Pardoners Tale
The Shipmans Tale
Chaucers Tale of Sir Thopas
Chaucers Tale of Meliboeus
The Monks Tale
The Second Nuns Tale

The Squires Tale

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Geoffrey Chaucer, widely recognized as the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, is best known for his epic work The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer has been called the “Father of English Literature” and was the first writer to be buried in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey.

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