The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories by Geoffrey Chaucer that was first published in 1400.

Characters

See a complete list of the characters in The Canterbury Tales and in-depth analyses of The Knight, The Pardoner, The Wife of Bath, The Miller, and The Host.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The Canterbury Tales, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.

Essays

Get ready to ace your The Canterbury Tales paper with our suggested essay topics, helpful essays about historical and literary context, a sample A+ student essay, and more.

Further Study

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