Contributor biographical information for Canterbury tales / Geoffrey Chaucer ; edited by A.C. Cawley ; with an introduction by Derek Pearsall.
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Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), often referred to as "the grandfather of English literature," is invariably ranked with Shakespeare and Milton as one of the three greatest poets of the English language. His masterpiece,_The Canterbury Tales,_has been a touchstone for English-language poetry for more than half a millennium and is one of the most widely read works in the Western canon.]]
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Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Poetry.