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Canterbury tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer; A C Cawley
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, ©1992.
Series: Everyman's library, no. 74.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chaucer's work begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: whoever tells the best tale will win a supper when they reach Canterbury.
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Genre/Form: Frame stories
Narrative poetry
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Chaucer; A C Cawley
ISBN: 0679409890 9780679409892
OCLC Number: 25369542
Description: xli, 607 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Canterbury tales --
Fragment 1 (Group A) --
General prologue --
The knight's tale --
The Miller's prologue and tale --
The Reeve's prologue and tale --
The Cook's prologue and tale --
Fragment II (Group B¹) --
The man of law's introduction, prologue, tale, and epilogue --
Fragment III (Group D) --
The wife of Bath's prologue and tale --
The friar's prologue and tale --
The summoner's prologue and tale --
Fragment IV (Group E) --
The clerk's prologue and tale --
The merchant's prologue, tale, and epilogue --
Fragment V (Group F) --
The squire's introduction and tale --
The Franklin's prologue and tale --
Fragment VI (Group C) --
The physicians tale --
The pardoner's introduction, prologue, and tale --
Fragment VII (Group B²) --
The shipman's tale --
The prioress's prologue and tale --
The prologue and tale of Sir Thopas --
The tale of Melibee --
The monk's prologue and tale --
The nun's priests' prologue, tale, and epilogue --
Fragment VIII (Group G) --
The second nun's prologue and tale --
The canon's Yeoman's prologue and tale --
Fragment IX (Group H) --
The manciple's prologue and tale --
Fragment X (Group I) --
The Parson's prologue and tale --
Chaucer's retraction.
Series Title: Everyman's library, no. 74.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Chaucer ; edited by A.C. Cawley ; with an introduction by Derek Pearsall.
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Chaucer's work begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: whoever tells the best tale will win a supper when they reach Canterbury.

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