The Complete Poetical Works
Loke who that is most vertuous alway, / Privee and apert, and most entendeth ay / To do the gentil dedes that he can, / And tak him for the grettest gentil man.
The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe.

The Complete Poetical Works

Geoffrey Chaucer

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The Canterbury Tales
Group A.
The Prologue
The Knightes Tale
The Miller’s Prologue
The Milleres Tale
The Reeve’s Prologue
The Reves Tale
The Cook’s Prologue
The Cokes Tale
Group B.
Introduction to the Man of Law’s Prologue
The Prologe of the Mannes Tale of Lawe
The Tale of the Man of Lawe
The Shipman’s Prologue
The Shipmannes Tale
The Prioress’s Prologue
The Prioresses Tale
Prologue to Sir Thopas
Sir Thopas
Prologue to Melibeus
The Tale of Melibeus
The Monk’s Prologue
The Monkes Tale
The Prologue of the Nonne Preestes Tale
The Nonne Preestes Tale
Epilogue to the Nonne Preestes Tale
Group C.
The Phisiciens Tale
Words of the Host
The Prologue of the Pardoners Tale
The Pardoners Tale
Group D.
The Wife of Bath’s Prologue
The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe
The Friar’s Prologue
The Freres Tale
The Somnour’s Prologue
The Somnours Tale
Group E.
The Clerk’s Prologue
The Clerkes Tale
The Merchant’s Prologue
The Marchantes Tale
Epilogue to the Marchantes Tale
Group F.
The Squieres Tale
The Franklin’s Prologue
The Frankeleyns Tale
Group G.
The Seconde Nonnes Tale
The Canon’s Yeoman’s Prologue
The Chanouns Yemannes Tale
Group H.
The Manciple’s Prologue
The Maunciples Tale
Group I.
The Parson’s Prologue
The Persones Tale
Appendix to Group A. The Tale of Gamelyn
The Romaunt of the Rose
Fragment A
Fragment B
Fragment C
The Minor Poems
  I. An A. B. C.
  II. The Compleynte unto Pitè
  III. The Book of the Duchesse
  IV. The Compleynt of Mars
  V. The Parlement of Foules
  VI. A Compleint to his Lady
  VII. Anelida and Arcite
  VIII. Chaucers Wordes unto Adam
  IX. The Former Age
  X. Fortune
  XI. Merciles Beautè
  XII. Balade to Rosemounde
  XIII. Truth
  XIV. Gentilesse
  XV. Lak of Stedfastnesse
  XVI. Lenvoy to Scogan
  XVII. Lenvoy to Bukton
  XVIII. The Compleynt of Venus
  XIX. The Compleint of Chaucer to his empty Purse
  XX. Proverbs of Chaucer
  XXI. Appendix: Against Women Unconstant
  XXII. An Amorous Compleint
  XXIII. A Balade of Compleynt
Troilus and Criseyde
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
The Hous of Fame
Book I
Book II
Book III
The Legend of Good Women
  I. Cleopatra
  II. Thisbe of Babylon
  III. Dido, Queen of Carthage
  IV. Hypsipyle and Medea
  V. Lucretia
  VI. Ariadne
  VII. Philomela
  VIII. Phyllis
  IX. Hypermnestra