#33. The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Score: 5,798 "The Canterbury Tales," written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, was one of the first major works of English literature. The story follows a group of pilgrims who tell tales during their journey from London to Canterbury Cathedral. The cast of characters—including a carpenter, cook, and knight, among others—paint a varied picture of 14th-century society. The stories inspired the modern film "A Knight’s Tale,"  starring Heath Ledger as a poor knight, and Paul Bettany as Chaucer.

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