The Canterbury Tales
Author Geoffrey Chaucer
Written at the end of the 14th century, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales are a collection of stories told in Middle English. Thirty pilgrims leave Southwark to travel to a shrine in Canterbury and become the narrators, telling each other stories of chivalrous romance, fable, parable, debate and comedy as they journey. Their accounts of the human condition remain as resonant today as when they were first written.