Gamelyn, The Tale of

Gamelyn, The Tale of

(găm`əlĭn), a romance in verse, written c.1350, containing about 900 lines. It tells of the tribulations of a young man abused by his older brothers. The tale survives in 25 manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales, sometimes entitled "The Cook's Tale," though it is not by Geoffrey ChaucerChaucer, Geoffrey
, c.1340–1400, English poet, one of the most important figures in English literature. Life and Career

The known facts of Chaucer's life are fragmentary and are based almost entirely on official records.
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. It served as a prototype for several later works, including Shakespeare's As You Like It.
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Gamelyn, The Tale of Anonymous English metrical romance written about 1350.