On a spring day in April--sometime in the waning years of the 14th century--29 travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett. Among them is a knight, a monk, a prioress, a plowman, a miller, a merchant, a clerk, and an oft-widowed wife from Bath. Travel is arduous and wearing; to maintain their spirits, this band of pilgrims entertains each other with a series of tall tales that span the spectrum of literary genres.
Original title: The Canterbury Tales
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
This work has been adapted as the following works :
Canterbury Tales, the: A Retelling (2009) [Novel]
Author: Peter Ackroyd
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- Most versions of The Canterbury Tales (which Chaucer left unfinished) are selections rather than the complete Tales, so the stories included in various editions may be different.