The Canterbury Tales Summary
Geoffrey Chaucer

Everything you need to understand or teach The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

  • The Canterbury Tales Summary & Study Guide
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  • 7 Literature Criticisms
  • 1 Book Notes
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  • 30 The Canterbury Tales Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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The Canterbury Tales Summary

Geoffrey Chaucer began writing The Canterbury Tales sometime around 1387; the uncompleted manuscript was published in 1400, the year he died. Having recently passed the six hundredth anniversary of its publication, the book is still of interest to modern students for several reasons. For one thing, The Canterbury Tales is recognized as the first book of poetry written in the English language. Before Chaucer's time, even poets who lived in England wrote in Italian or...

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