Canterbury Tales Study Guide

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The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................1

Overview..............................................................................................................................................................2

Geoffrey Chaucer Biography.............................................................................................................................8

Summary............................................................................................................................................................10

Summary and Analysis.....................................................................................................................................15

1: General Prologue Summary and Analysis.........................................................................................15

2: The Knight's Tale Summary and Analysis........................................................................................20

3: The Miller's Tale Summary and Analysis.........................................................................................23

4: The Reeve's Tale Summary and Analysis.........................................................................................26

5: The Cook's Tale Summary and Analysis...........................................................................................28

6: The Man of Law's Tale Summary and Analysis................................................................................29

7: The Shipman's Tale Summary and Analysis.....................................................................................33

8: The Prioress's Tale Summary and Analysis.......................................................................................35

9: The Tale of Sir Thopas Summary and Analysis................................................................................36

10: The Monk's Tale Summary and Analysis........................................................................................37

11: The Nun's Priest's Tale Summary and Analysis..............................................................................39

12: The Wife of Bath's Tale Summary and Analysis.............................................................................40

13: The Friar's Tale Summary and Analysis..........................................................................................44

14: The Summoner's Tale Summary and Analysis................................................................................46

15: The Cleric's Tale Summary and Analysis........................................................................................48

16: The Merchant's Tale Summary and Analysis..................................................................................51

17: The Squire's Tale Summary and Analysis.......................................................................................53

18: The Franklin's Tale Summary and Analysis....................................................................................56

19: The Physician's Tale Summary and Analysis..................................................................................59

20: The Pardoner's Tale Summary and Analysis...................................................................................61

21: The Second Nun's Tale Summary and Analysis..............................................................................63

22: The Canon's Yeoman's Tale Summary and Analysis......................................................................64

23: The Manciple's Tale Summary and Analysis..................................................................................66

24: The Parson's Tale Summary and...
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