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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales by Seymour Chwast
The Canterbury Tales [Bantam Classics] by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales: Fifteenth-Century Continuations and Additions: Lydgate's Prologue to the Siege of Thebes, Ploughman's Tale, Cook's Tale, Beryn (TEAMS Middle English Texts) by John M. Bowers
Chaucer's Poetry: An Anthology for the Modern Reader by William Chaucer; (Editor) E.T. Donaldson
Chaucer's Major Tales by Michael Hoy
Chaucer, Poet of Mirth and Morality by Helen Storm Corsa
Chaucer: modern essays in criticism by Edward Wagenknecht
Companion to Chaucer Studies by Beryl Rowland
Medieval English Literature by J. B. Trapp
The Pardoner's Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Riverside Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer

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The Pardoner: One of the characters in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. The role of pardoners in general was to trade money for pardons, with all that that implies about the sale of a place in heaven -- and Chaucer's pardoner was a worse instance than most. Physically ill-favored but possessed of a ready wit, his tale -- of three men who set out to destroy death but end up dead themselves -- is arguably the most interesting of all the Tales.

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