The Canterbury Tales

General Prologue





The Knight's Tale @



The Miller's Tale
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The Reeves Tale







The Man of Law's Tale






The Wife of Bath's Tale






The Friar's Tale






The Summoner's Tale






The Clerk's Tale






The Merchant's Tale






The Squire's Tale











Chaucer as a Pilgrim from the Ellesmere manuscript

The Miller, in the lead, piping the band out of Southwark; the Host of Tabard Inn; the Knight, followed by his son, the young Squire, on a white palfrey; a Yeoman; the Doctor of Physic; Chaucer, riding with his back to the observer, as he talks to the Lawyer; the Clerk of Oxenford, reading his beloved classics; the Manciple; the Sailor; the Prioress; the Nun; and three priests.@The Merchant, with his Flemish beaver hat and forked beard; the Friar; the Monk; the Franklin; the Wife of Bath; the Parson and his brother the Ploughman, riding side by side@Ezra Winter, Canterbury tales mural (1939), Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.

by Geoffrey Chaucer

(late 14th Century)