The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
by Geoffrey Chaucer

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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