General Prologue

The General Prologue is the first part of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.

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The Twelve Conclusions Of The Lollards - General Prologue To The Wycliffe Bible
... The General Prologue of the Wycliffe Bible to the later version (1395) gives an allusion to the Lollard Twelve Conclusions by the use of the words "last parliament" ... It gives an indication that the General Prologue was written in 1395-1397 for the previous parliament that just took place in 1395 and before the next parliament that was about to take place in 1397 ... Conclusions is attributed to the author of the General Prologue of the Wycliffe Bible, John Purvey, done in the eighteenth year (1395) of the reign of King Richard II of England ...
General Prologue - Structure
... The General Prologue establishes the frame for the Tales as a whole (or of the intended whole) and introduces the characters/story tellers ... The structure of the General Prologue is also intimately linked with the narrative style of the tales ...

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