Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales (Middle English: Tales of Caunterbury) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387–1400. In 1386, Chaucer became Controller of Customs and Justice of Peace and, three years later, Clerk of the King's work in 1389. It was during these years that Chaucer began working on his most famous text, The Canterbury Tales. The tales (mostly written in verse, although some are in prose) are presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from London to C ...more

Popular Canterbury Tales Books

The Canterbury Tales
Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, #1)
A Tapestry of Murders (Stories told on Pilgrimage from London to Canterbury, #2)
A Haunt of Murder (Stories told on Pilgrimage from London to Canterbury, #6)
The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling
The Canterbury Tales
St. Dale (St. Dale, #1)
A Tournament of Murders (Stories told on Pilgrimage from London to Canterbury, #3)

Geoffrey Chaucer
Until we're rotten, we cannot be ripe.
Chaucer Geoffrey, The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer Volume 2

Geoffrey Chaucer
Though there was nowhere one so busy as he/ He was less busy than he seemed to be.
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales

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