The Canterbury Tales Chapter summaries

Prologue - Chaucer’s Tale



The book begins with a famous evocation of spring, which is described as a beautiful season of bloom and …

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The Monk - The Friar’s Tale


The Monk’s Tale

Harry Bailey appreciates the tale of Melibee and complains about his bloodthirsty wife who often …

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The Summoner’s Tale - End


The Summoner’s Tale

The Summoner is deeply offended by the Friar’s tell and immediately rises to return the favor. He …

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