The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of 24 stories that follows a group of pilgrims traveling from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket. Told in Middle English, the tales are narrated by a diverse group of pilgrims, including a knight, a miller, a reeve, and a pardoner, who share their stories to pass the time during their journey. The tales, which range from chivalrous romances to bawdy fabliaux, provide a colorful, satirical, and critical portrayal of 14th century English society.

The 98th greatest book of all time


Published
1400
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-500
Words
17,000
Original Language
Middle English

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