Has anyone read The Canterbury Tales?
Yes in high school. I liked them…. But they’re definitely not everyone’s cup of tea.
? Read…and loved.
I read it a half year ago. Great prose, great wit, but not all the stories are great. But the ones that are, are true gems…
Tried to but couldn’t get into them
I’ve always been interested I guess we will see
In High School Literature. I loved it. I have been wanting to go back and reread it
I have a masters in English literature. I had to read it in the original Middle English. I was tempted to change my degree to water polo.
Hahaha! I know the feeling, but now, in hindsight, I loved it and all the tales. Although some were really hard work tbh ?
no would like to some day
Yes, loved it! I read it in Middle English, so it took a while, but it was fun ?
Read it at University in Middle English (still have the book). Think of it as a puzzle with a (sometimes very baudy) payoff.
Being an English Language and Literature major, I was also first introduced to it in the Middle English language it was written in! … but, once I read it in modern English, I loved it.
I tried. Does that count? ?
Of course it counts lol
I love them! I took a course called Shakespeare and Chaucer in college. It was taught by a man named Bill Collins. It was his first class ever. He was amazing. He went on to become Billy Collins who was later Poet Laureate of the US. The stories are magnificent. Chaucer was a student of human nature who paints indelible characters.
Among my favorite reads. Taught my seniors the joy of Middle English!
For a college course. It’s a labor of love to say the least.
Yep, in high school
I loved them…I named two birds Chanticleer and Pertelote from The Nuns Priests Tale once years ago…used to quote lines from several stories….some better than others but found them enchanting !
in college but not since – enjoyed it at the time
A longggg time ago
I memorized the first 26 lines of the prologue for extra credit and then chickened out of reciting it.
In high school
Read them in highschool. That was a loooooooooong time ago.
No, not yet
Some – in college, so a very long time ago!
Ive read part of them
Yes, a long time ago.
some parts of it
Yes, in 12th grade.
a long time ago
yes in College
I read it in high school. I preferred the Decameron.
2x in hs and college.
Yes. Some of the tales are better than others. The Wife of Bath, as I recall, is downright risque.
Yes, mandatory reading in HS ?
One of my favorites
Yes, in college.
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