Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

(First Published)

Main Details
Author Geoffrey Chaucer
Translated by Nevill Coghill
Introduction by Nevill Coghill
Annotated by Nevill Coghill
Series Editor E.V. Rieu
Publisher Penguin Books
Imprint Penguin Classics
Printed by William Clowes and Sons Ltd
First Published
Revised Edition
Identifying Codes
Price 5'-
Format Paperback
Publication Location Harmondsworth
Page Count 521 pages
Language English
Original Language Old English
(H × W × D)
Chapters Introduction: Chaucer's Life - Chaucer's Works - The Present Translation

Group A:
The Prologue
The Knight's Tale
Words between the Host and the Miller
The Miller's Tale
The Reeve's Prologue
The Cook's Prologue
The Cook's Tale

Group B:
Introduction to the Man of Law's Tale
The Man of Law's Prologue
The Man of Law's Tale
Epilogue of the Man of Law's Tale
The Shipman's Tale
Words of the Host to the Shipman and the Prioress
The Prioress's Prologue
The Prioress's Tale
Words of the Host to Chaucer
Chaucer's Tale of Sir Topaz
Chaucer's Tale of Melibee (in synopsis)
Words of the Host to the Monk
The Monk's Tale
Words of the Knight and the Host
The Nun's Priest's Tale
Words of the Host to the Nun's Priest

Group C:
The Physician's Tale
Words of the Host to the Physician and the Pardoner
The Pardoner's Prologue
The Pardoner's Tale

Group D:
The Wife of Bath's Prologue
Words between the Summoner and the Friar
The Wife of Bath's Tale
The Friar's Prologue
The Friar's Tale
The Summoner's Prologue
The Summoner's Tale

Group E:
The Clerk's Prologue
The Clerk's Tale
Chaucer's Envoy to the Clerk's Tale
The Merchant's Prologue
The Merchant's Tale
Epilogue to the Merchant's Tale

Group F:
The Squire's Prologue
The Squire's Tale
Words of the Franklin to the Squire and Host to the Franklin
The Franklin's Prologue
The Franklin's Tale

Group G:
The Second Nun's Prologue
The Second Nun's Tale
The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue
The Canon's Yeoman's Tale

Group H:
The Manciple's Prologue
The Manciple's Tale

Group I:
The Parson's Prologue
The Parson's Tale (in synopsis)

Chaucer's Retractions


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