The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer

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"Nevill Coghill's easy, seductive translation ensures that this, the most popular work in English Literature - now 600 years old - will run through yet more centuries" Melvyn Bragg In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchs...

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Moods

funny 62%
adventurous 59%
challenging 51%
lighthearted 39%
reflective 26%
informative 16%
dark 15%
relaxing 5%
mysterious 4%
emotional 3%
inspiring 2%
sad 2%
tense 2%
hopeful 1%

Pace

slow 57%
medium 37%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 33% | Character: 31% | Plot: 21% | N/A: 13%

Strong character development?

No: 55% | It's complicated: 29% | N/A: 10% | Yes: 4%

Loveable characters?

No: 41% | It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 16% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 41% | No: 38% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 19% | N/A: 7%

Average rating

3.34

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