The romance of Gamelyn, from a Canterbury Tales manuscript

The romance of Gamelyn, from a Canterbury Tales manuscript

Anon.

c.1425–1450

England

Manuscript

Geoffrey Chaucer included several romances in The Canterbury Tales, from the serious, classical Knight’s Tale to the parodicly lame Tale of Sir Thopas, told by Chaucer’s alter ego. The Canterbury Tales was left incomplete at Chaucer’s death, and various solutions to this problem have been tried ever since. Here, a romance of exile, outlaws and revenge—Gamelyn—has been inserted after the unfinished Cook’s Tale. A note in the right hand margin calls attention to the new text.

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The romance of <em>Gamelyn</em>, from a <em>Canterbury Tales</em> manuscript
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