Canterbury Tales (ed. Skeat)

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THE COMPLETE WORKS

OF

GEOFFREY CHAUCER

EDITED, FROM NUMEROUS MANUSCRIPTS

BY THE

Rev. WALTER W. SKEAT, M.A.
Litt.D., LL.D., D.C.L., Ph.D.

ELRINGTON AND BOSWORTH PROFESSOR OF ANGLO-SAXON
AND FELLOW OF CHRIST'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE




THE CANTERBURY TALES: TEXT

'Let every felawe telle his tale aboute,
And lat see now who shal the soper winne.'
The Knightes Tale; A890


SECOND EDITION

Oxford

AT THE CLARENDON PRESS

M D CCCC



CONTENTS

Introduction
Group A. The Prologue
The Knightes Tale
The Milleres Tale
The Reves Tale
The Cokes Tale
Appendix: The Tale of Gamelyn
Group B. The Tale of the Man of Lawe
The Shipmannes Tale
The Prioresses Tale
Chaucers Tale of Sir Thopas
Chaucers Tale of Melibeus
The Monkes Tale
The Nonne Prestes Tale
Group C. The Phisiciens Tale
The Pardoners Tale
Group D. The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe
The Freres Tale
The Somnours Tale
Group E. The Clerkes Tale
The Marchantes Tale
Group F. The Squieres Tale
The Frankeleyns Tale
Group G. The Seconde Nonnes Tale
The Chanouns Yemannes Tale
Group H. The Maunciples Tale
Group I. The Persones Tale

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.