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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story


by Geoffrey Chaucer

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


There's lots of talk about sex in the General Prologue and frame story of The Canterbury Tales, but very little action. For that you have to go to bawdy stories like the Miller's or the Reeve's tales. But there are allusions to sex, and particularly sexual prowess. Lots of people might be having sex in The Canterbury Tales. And whether they are or not, lots of other characters like to speculate about it.

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