Overview: Chaucer uses travelling storytellers to explore and comment on life in 14th century England.
What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:
Chris: “Written in Middle English, reading this in the original has put more than one person off. Shame, because the stories are sublime. Find a modern translation and prepare to laugh yourself silly.”
Ethan: “I expected a collection of verse about pilgrims to be intelligent and artistic. However, I did not expect to encounter so much humor and wit. The Canterbury Tales exemplifies why the English consider Chaucer the father of their great poetic history.”