Geoffrey Chaucer was the author of The Canterbury Tales. He was born around 1342 and died in 1400. His works include Troilus and Criseyde, The Book of the Duchess, and The House of Fame.
Chaucer’s most famous work is The Canterbury Tales, which he wrote in the late 14th century. It is a collection of stories told by various characters who are on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. The tales range from romance to satire to fabliau (a type of short narrative). Chaucer likely drew inspiration for The Canterbury Tales from other works of literature, such as The Decameron and The Romance of the Rose. The Canterbury Tales is considered one of the most important works of English literature, and has been studied and adapted countless times.
Canterbury Tales was written in Middle English, which is similar to modern English but has some differences. For example, in modern English we say “he gave me a book,” but Chaucer would have said “he yaf me a buke.”
The author of The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer is a well-respected poet and courtier during his lifetime. His work was very popular during his time, and many people have been inspired by it. Chaucer’s influence can still be seen in modern literature; for instance, both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were influenced by him, as were many other writers who came later such as Alfred Lord Tennyson and William Wordsworth.