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.
..... Click the link for more information. . It served as a prototype for several later works, including Shakespeare's As You Like It.