People/Characters: The Pardoner

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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 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 Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1 {generic} by M. H. Abrams
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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