Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Complete Canterbury Tales

The Complete Canterbury Tales is by Geoffrey Chaucer. Another work you must read before you die if you wish to consider yourself well read. A true work of genius, Chaucer gathers a collections of "tales" told by pilgrims on their way to visit a religious shrine. They supposedly tell these tales to alleviate the boredom of the Medieval equivalent of the modern road trip. They are a vivid portrait of the full spectrum of the human condition.

Ratings: 10th grade - 10 out of 10 - AC (mature thematic content).

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