the canterbury tales


the canterbury tales

noun

  1. an uncompleted sequence of tales by Chaucer, written for the most part after 1387.

A work written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the late fourteenth century about a group of pilgrims, of many different occupations and personalities, who meet at an inn near London as they are setting out for Canterbury, England. Their host proposes a storytelling contest to make the journey more interesting.

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