The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

By Geoffrey Chaucer

  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 3
From 25 Ratings


The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a collection of pilgrims on a pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The Canterbury Tales are written in Middle English. Although the tales are considered to be his magnum opus, some believe the structure of the tales is indebted to the works of The Decameron, which Chaucer is said to have read on an earlier visit to Italy.

— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  


  • Translation notes - poorly placed

    By Scripted reality
    It's the original text - but it has placed translation notes at the end of every line instead of at the bottom of the page. This makes the whole thing rather difficult and clumsy to read; especially if you're already proficient in the language.
  • Cant understand it.

    By Awesomagicalness
    I cant seem to find an iBook version of the Canterbury tales. If you dont understand old or middle english, dont buy.