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Creative Writing (Canterbury and Paris)
Creative Writing/English Literature BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) at Canterbury Christ Church University
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MA Creative Writing
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The Canterbury Tales Middle English : Tales of Caunterbury  is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17, lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between and The tales mostly written in verse , although some are in prose are presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The prize for this contest is a free meal at the Tabard Inn at Southwark on their return. After a long list of works written earlier in his career, including Troilus and Criseyde , House of Fame , and Parliament of Fowls , The Canterbury Tales is near-unanimously seen as Chaucer's magnum opus. He uses the tales and descriptions of its characters to paint an ironic and critical portrait of English society at the time, and particularly of the Church.