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The Canterbury Tales

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Life During the Middle Ages and other themes related to The Canterbury Tales:


Fiction
Anouilh, Jean. Becket, translated by Lucienne Hill. Samuel French, 1960. A highly regarded modern play about Thomas â Becket and his conflict with Henry II. Teacher preview recommended.(challenge)

Dante Alighieri. The Divine Comedy. 14th century. This masterful epic in the Italian vernacular greatly influenced Chaucer. (challenge)

France, Marie de. Fables. 13th century. Tales by a noted French poet. (average)


Nonfiction
Bowden, Muriel. A Reader's Guide to Geoffrey Chaucer. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1964. Chaucer's time and place, with specific sections on chivalry, religion, science, literature, and everyday life. (average)

Brewer, Derek. Chaucer in His Time. Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1963. An illustrated, nicely detailed social history. (average)

Chute, Marchette. Geoffrey Chaucer of England. E. P. Dutton, 1946. A fine, readable account by the popular biographer. (average)