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The Canterbury Tales

by: Geoffrey Chaucer

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of medieval storytelling with "The Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer. Written in Middle English during the 14th century, this timeless collection comprises stories, some original and others borrowed, narrated within a captivating frame tale. Join a diverse group of pilgrims on their journey from Southwark to Canterbury, bound for the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. Within this narrative, explore a multitude of themes ranging from courtly love and treachery to avarice. The tales span various genres, including romance, Breton lai, sermon, beast fable, and fabliau, offering a diverse and captivating literary experience. The characters, introduced in the General Prologue, share stories of profound cultural significance, making "The Canterbury Tales" a literary masterpiece that continues to resonate through the ages. Listen to these tales and embark on a journey through the human condition, with each story revealing layers of wisdom and humanity.