Canterbury Tales


Canterbury Tales
n.
an unfinished literary work by Chaucer, largely in verse, consisting of stories told by pilgrims on their way to the shrine of St. Thomas à Becket at Canterbury

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a long poem by Geoffrey Chaucer, begun in 1387. It consists of the stories told by a varied group of pilgrims, people travelling from London to Canterbury to show respect for St Thomas Becket. It is one of the first great poems in English, and some of the stories are well known for referring to sex in humorous ways.

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