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The Parson’s Tale

Literature; Short stories

The Parson’s Tale is the twenty-fourth and final tale in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. The tale is simply a lengthly story based on the seven deadly sins.

The Manciple’s Tale

Literature; Short stories

The Manciple’s Tale is the twenty-third tale in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. The tale tells the story of a white crow, who tells Phoebus that his wife is cheating on him. Phoebus kills his wife, ...

The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale

Literature; Short stories

The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale is the twenty-second tale in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. The pilgrims are overtaken by a Canon and his Yeoman. The Yeoman brags to the company about how he and the Canon ...

The Second Nun’s Tale

Literature; Short stories

The Second Nun’s Tale is the twenty-first tale in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. It is a religious tale based on the early life of Saint Cecilia and how before her new husband could take her ...

The Nun’s Priest’s Tale

Literature; Short stories

The Nun's Priest's Tale is the twentieth tale in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. It tells the story of a cunning rooster who is carried off by a fox when he is persuaded to close his eyes and display ...

The Monk’s Tale

Literature; Short stories

The Monk’s Tale is the nineteenth tale in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. It is quite a short tale and simply tells a series of falls of historical figures such as Hercules, Nero and Julius ...

The Tale of Melibee

Literature; Short stories

The Tale of Melibee is the eighteenth tale in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. It is the second told by Chaucer. In the tale Melibee’s foes beat his wife and maim his daughter. After being persuaded ...

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