Geoffrey Chaucer:
The Electronic Canterbury Tales

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Fragment I / Group A

The General Prologue
The Knight's Tale
The Miller's Prologue & Tale
The Reeve's Prologue & Tale
The Cook's Prologue & Tale

Fragment II / Group B1
The Man of Law's Introduction, Prologue, Tale, & Epilogue

Fragment III / Group D
The Wife of Bath's Prologue & Tale
The Friar's Prologue & Tale
The Summoner's Prologue & Tale

Fragment IV / Group E
The Clerk's Prologue & Tale
The Merchant's Prologue, Tale, & Epilogue
Fragment V / Group F
The Squire's Introduction & Tale
The Franklin's Prologue & Tale

Fragment VI / Group C
The Physician's Tale
The Pardoner's Introduction, Prologue, & Tale

Fragment VII / Group B2
The Shipman's Tale
The Prioress's Prologue & Tale
The Prologue & Tale of Sir Thopas
The Tale of Melibee
The Monk's Prologue & Tale
The Nun's Priest's Prologue,
Tale, & Epilogue

Fragment VIII / Group G
The Second Nun's Prologue & Tale
The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue & Tale

Fragment IX / Group H 
The Manciple's Prologue & Tale

Fragment X / Group I
The Parson's Prologue & Tale
The Retraction

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About This Website


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The Electronic Canterbury Tales -
Low Band Width Main Page (ECT-LBW)

In response to several comments that the current ECT Home Page has become unwieldy for low band width and dialup users, I am launching a parallel version, with identical material, that provides a separate and quicker loading individual page for "recent additions," a Scholar's Dozen, and the key categories from the ECT Home Page related to Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales. 

You can select the key category of material in the left frame, which will take you to a smaller, quicker loading webpage containing just the material in that category. You can keep track via the "breadcrumbs" (ECT - LBW Main > CTales in Middle English ) at the top of this column.

You will still be able to navigate to the individual Canterbury Tales web pages and associated ECT pages from the left frame. I am implementing the Low Band Width Version only for the ECT Home Page. Web pages throughout the rest of the Electronic Canterbury Tales will remain unchanged.

Please feel free to send me your comments about this revision, launched 09 August 2006.

The ECT - LBW Individual Pages:

  1. The Canterbury Tales in Middle English
  2. The Canterbury Tales in Translation
  3. General Historical & Cultural Backgrounds
  4. Sources, Analogues, & Related Texts
  5. Online Notes & Commentary
  6. Online Articles & Books
  7. Student Projects & Essays
  8. Online Bibliography
  9. Syllabi & Course Descriptions
  10. Images & Multimedia
  11. Audio Files & Language Helps
  12. Potpourri
  13. Additional Resources
    • Chaucer Syllabi & Course Web Pages
    • Related Medieval Studies Course & Web Pages
    • Academic Organizations & Resources
    • ECT Scholar's Dozen
  14. Scholar's Dozen - High Quality Web Resources
  15. What's New? Recent Additions to the ECT

About This Website

Though separated by six centuries' history, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the World Wide Web actually share much in common.

Many of Chaucer's tales are joined by brief snippets of dialogue and action traditionally called "links"; on the WWW one "clicks" on a "hyperlink" to go to another "page" on the Web.

Chaucer's great work was constantly in revision and seems never to have found a final, definitive form.  Many of the groups of Tales, called "fragments," seem to have been "free-floating" with several possible arrangements.  By the same token, the WWW is constantly in flux.  One need never follow the same path to a subject, and new links are being added while others disappear. 

And in the same way the WWW is faced with issues of censorship, so Chaucer himself was aware that some might look critically upon a few of his tales, and so the Pilgrim-Narrator of the Canterbury Tales advised that if readers found a Tale offensive, they should turn the page and choose another tale.  He even went so far as to rethink the value of the Canterbury Tales in the Retraction.

What You'll Find

  • At this website, I hope to imitate at least in form the spirit of the Canterbury Tales while assembling and annotating useful links by Tale.  Each page features the same set of headings and criteria for inclusionUse the navigation bar in the left frame to take you to a webpage dedicated to that Canterbury Tale or Additional Pages dedicated issues related to the Canterbury Tales.
  • On this page, you will find a number of excellent general WWW sources related to late-medieval England in general and the Canterbury Tales in particular.

May the teacher, student, and interested reader find their own paths through the Electronic Canterbury Tales, and then add a link of their own!

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