Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAUCER TIMELINE

THE CANTERBURY TALES

The General Prologue
The Knight’s Tale
The Miller’s Prologue and Tale
The Reeve’s Prologue and Tale
The Cook’s Prologue and Tale
The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale
The Friar’s Prologue and Tale
The Summoner’s Prologue and Tale
The Clerk’s Prologue and Tale
The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale
The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale
The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale
The Prioress’s Prologue and Tale
The Nun’s Priest’s Prologue and Tale
The Parson’s Prologue
Chaucer’s Retraction

APPENDIX: BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

  1. Saint Jerome, Against Jovinian (400)
  2. Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (524)
  3. The Twelve Conclusions of the Lollards (1395)
  4. Jean de Meun, The Romance of the Rose (c. 1275)
    1. False Seeming
    2. The Old Woman
  5. William Langland, Piers Plowman (1360s–80s)
    1. The Fair Field of Folk
    2. The Friar
  6. Guillaume de Machaut, The Judgment of the King of Navarre (1351)
    • The Plague
  7. Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron (1353)
    1. The Black Death
    2. Patient Griselda
  8. Rudolph of Schlettstadt, The Host and Libels against the Jews (1303)
  9. The Remedy against the Troubles of Temptation (late fourteenth century)
    • An Exemplum about Despair
  10. The Tale of Beryn (1410–20)
    • The Pilgrims Arrive at Canterbury and Visit the Shrine

    A BASIC CHAUCER GLOSSARY
    BIBLIOGRAPHY
    TEXTUAL SOURCES LIST

    Posted on October 29, 2015