Story of the Canterbury Pilgrims, The
The Story of the Canterbury Pilgrims
Darton's prose translation, in addition to The Canterbury Tales, also includes several pieces not written by Chaucer, such as Gamelyn, The Tale of Beryn, and Lydgate's version of the Destruction of Thebes. Darton constructs more elaborate links between the various tales, and several of Kirk's full-page color illustrations depict these scenes. Most of the illustrations feature pilgrims in action, such as an image of the Pardoner eating the cakes and ale he demands before telling his tale, or the Squire playing his flute.