Three stars because the quality of the stories was all over the place. Some rated much higher, others lower. The stories were, in turn, bawdy, folksy, funny, and shrewd. But one of the things that struck me was how lightly adultery was treated in the 14th century. The natural man was alive and kicking, with a thin whitewash of Christian sentiment to make it seem okay.
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