AP Reading List – Book-a-Day: The Canterbury Tales

The Cantebury Tales by Chaucer is today's reading suggestion for our #Book-A-Day challenge.Author:  Geoffrey Chaucer

Category:  Poetry

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.”

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