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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story


by Geoffrey Chaucer

Analysis: What's Up With the Title?

Chaucer and his early scribes actually called his collection The Tales of Canterbury. The name by which we now know it, The Canterbury Tales, was a change made by the collection's later publishers. The tales are a collection of stories told by a group of pilgrims on their way to Canterbury – hence, the title.

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