Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

A Complete Translation
into Modern English


Ronald L. Ecker


Eugene J. Crook



Fragment I (Group A)
General Prologue | The Knight's Tale | The Miller's Prologue | The Miller's Tale | The Reeve's Prologue | The Reeve's Tale | The Cook's Prologue | The Cook's Tale

Fragment II (Group B1)
The Lawyer's Introduction | The Lawyer's Prologue | The Lawyer's Tale | The Lawyer's Epilogue

Fragment III (Group D)
The Wife of Bath's Prologue | Words between the Summoner and the Friar | The Wife of Bath's Tale | The Friar's Prologue | The Friar's Tale | The Summoner's Prologue | The Summoner's Tale

Fragment IV (Group E)
The Student's Prologue | The Student's Tale | Chaucer's Envoy | The Merchant's Prologue | The Merchant's Tale | The Merchant's Epilogue

Fragment V (Group F)
The Squire's Introduction | The Squire's Tale | Words of the Franklin to the Squire, and of the Host to the Franklin | The Franklin's Prologue | The Franklin's Tale

Fragment VI (Group C)
The Physician's Tale | The Pardoner's Introduction | The Pardoner's Prologue | The Pardoner's Tale

Fragment VII (Group B2)
The Skipper's Tale | Merry Words of the Host to the Skipper and the Lady Prioress | The Prioress's Prologue | The Prioress's Tale | The Prologue of Sir Topaz | The Tale of Sir Topaz | The Prologue of the Tale of Melibee | The Tale of Melibee | The Monk's Prologue | The Monk's Tale | The Nun's Priest's Prologue | The Nun's Priest's Tale | The Nun's Priest's Epilogue

Fragment VIII (Group G)
The Second Nun's Prologue | The Second Nun's Tale | The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue | The Canon's Yeoman's Tale

Fragment IX (Group H)
The Manciple's Prologue | The Manciple's Tale

Fragment X (Group I)
The Parson's Prologue | The Parson's Tale | Chaucer's Retraction

Glossary | Author/Translators

Copyright 1993 by Ronald L. Ecker

except for

The Tale of Melibee, The Parson's Tale,
and Chaucer's Retraction

which are

Copyright 1993 by Eugene J. Crook

This online edition is published with the permission of

Hodge & Braddock, Publishers

Paperback edition published 1993
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 93-77730
ISBN 0-9636512-3-4

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