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The Canterbury Tales

By Geoffrey Chaucer

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Book Id: WPLBN0002171367
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Reproduction Date: 11/1/2012

Title: The Canterbury Tales  
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Story Telling
Collections: Adventure, Authors Community, Most Popular Books in China, Medicine, Literature, Law, Government
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Publisher: A. S. Kline
Member Page: Tony Kline


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A collection of tales presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The prize for this contest is a free meal at the Tabard Inn at Southwark on their return. This is a modernized translation, retaining Chaucer's rhyme scheme, and close to the original, but eliminating archaisms which would require explanatory notes.

Table of Contents
Section I - The General Prologue Section II - The Knight’s Tale Section III - The Miller’s Prologue and Tale Section IV -The Reeve’s Prologue and Tale, and the Cook’s Prologue and Tale Section V - The Man of Law’s Prologue, Tale and Epilogue Section VI - The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale Section VII - The Friar’s Prologue and Tale, and the Summoner’s Prologue and Tale Section VIII - The Clerk’s Prologue and Tale Section IX - The Merchant’s Prologue, Tale and Epilogue Section X - The Squire’s Prologue and Tale Section XI - The Squire-Franklin Link, and the Franklin’s Prologue and Tale Section XII - The Physician’s Tale, the Physician-Pardoner Link, and The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale Section XIII - The Shipman’s Tale, and The Prioress’s Tale Section XIV - The Prioress- Sir Topaz Link, Sir Topaz, the Topaz-Melibee Link, and The Tale of Melibee Section XV - The Monk’s Prologue and Tale Section XVI - The Nun’s Priest’s Prologue, Tale and Epilogue Section XVII - The Second Nun’s Prologue and Tale Section XVIII - The Canon’s Yeoman’s Prologue and Tale Section XIX - The Manciple’s Prologue and Tale, The Parson’s Prologue and Tale, and Chaucer’s Retractions


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