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7 Facts About 'The Canterbury Tales'

7 Facts About 'The Canterbury Tales'

The “father of English literature” has written many texts, but none loom as large as The Canterbury Tales. In his later years, he devoted himself to The Canterbury Tales. His decision to write The Canterbury Tales in Middle English—the language of the common folk—cemented his literary legacy. There’s a free app that recites The Canterbury Tales in Middle English. One of the most important manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales is housed in The Huntington Library in California.

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