The Manciple's Tale
The Manciple's Tale is part of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. It appears in its own manuscript fragment, Group H, but the prologue to the Parson's Tale makes it clear it was intended as the ...
List of works influenced by One Thousand and One Nights
The Middle Eastern story collection One Thousand and One Nights has had a deep influence on culture around the world.
The influence of the versions of The Nights on world literature is immense. Wr...
The Club of Queer Trades
The Club of Queer Trades is a collection of stories by G. K. Chesterton first published in 1905.Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraord...
Hyperion (Simmons novel)
Hyperion is a Hugo Award-winning 1989 science fiction novel by American writer Dan Simmons. It is the first book of his Hyperion Cantos, and is the only book in it to extensively employ the literary d...
First Love (novella)
First Love (Russian: Первая любовь, Pervaya ljubov) is a novella by Ivan Turgenev, first published in 1860. It is one of his most popular pieces of short fiction. It tells the love story between a...
A Group of Noble Dames
A Group of Noble Dames is an 1891 collection of short stories written by Thomas Hardy. It is a frame narrative in which ten members of a club each tell one story about a noble dame in the 17th or 18th...
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a novel by Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid, published in 2007.The novel uses the technique of a frame story, which takes place during the course of a single evening in an...
Boccaccio (operetta)
Boccaccio, oder Der Prinz von Palermo (Boccaccio, or the Prince of Palermo) is an operetta in three acts by Franz von Suppé to a German libretto by Camillo Walzel and Richard Genée, based on the play ...
The Canon's Yeoman's Tale
The Canon's Yeoman's Tale is one of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.The Canon and his Yeoman are not mentioned in the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales, where most of the other pilgrim...
William Harvey (artist)
William Harvey (13 July 1796 – 1866) was an English engraver and designer. Born at Newcastle upon Tyne, Harvey was the son of a bath-keeper. At the age of 14, he was apprenticed to Thomas Bewick, and ...
Decameron Nights
Decameron Nights is a 1953 anthology film based on three tales from The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, specifically the ninth and tenth tales of the second day and the ninth tale of the third. It s...
Jean d'Arras
Jean d'Arras was a 15th-century North French poet-composer (trouvere) about whom little is known.He collaborated with Antoine du Val and Fouquart de Cambrai in putting together a collection of stories...
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (ドラゴンクエストIV 導かれし者たち, Doragon Kuesuto Fō Michibikareshi Monotachi, lit. "Dragon Quest IV: The Guided Ones"), known in English speaking parts of Europe an...
Les mille et une nuits
Les mille et une nuits, contes arabes traduits en français ("The Thousand and One Nights, Arab stories translated into French"), published in 12 volumes between 1704 and 1717, was the first European v...
Order of The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories, mostly in verse, written by Geoffrey Chaucer chiefly from 1387 to 1400. They are held together in a frame story of a pilgrimage on which each member of...
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales (Middle English: Tales of Caunterbury) is a collection of over 20 stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century, during the time of the Hund...
List of stories within One Thousand and One Nights
This is a list of the stories in Richard Francis Burton's translation of One Thousand and One Nights. Burton's first ten volumes—which he called The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night—were publis...
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Anglo-Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's experience as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Af...
The Friar's Tale
"The Friar's Tale" is a story in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, told by Huberd the Friar. The story centers around a corrupt summoner and his interactions with a demon. It is preceded by Th...
The Decameron (1971 film)
The Decameron (Italian: Il Decameron) is a 1971 film by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the novel Il Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. It is the first movie of Pasolini's Trilogy o...
The Cook's Tale
Geoffrey Chaucer presumably never finished "The Cook's Tale" and it breaks off after 58 lines, although some scholars argue that Chaucer deliberately left the tale unfinished. The story starts telling...
One Thousand and One Nights
One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة‎ Kitāb alf laylah wa-laylah) is a collection of West and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Gol...
Open Sesame (phrase)
"Open Sesame" (Arabic: افتح يا سمسم‎ iftaḥ yā simsim, French: Sésame, ouvre-toi) is a magical phrase in the story of "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" in One Thousand and One Nights. It ...
Chaucer's Retraction
Chaucer's Retraction is the final section of The Canterbury Tales. It is written as an apology, where Geoffrey Chaucer asks for forgiveness for the vulgar and unworthy parts of this and other past wor...