Dirty Old (Literary) Men: The Top 10 of Writing’s Filthiest Pervert Geniuses

2. Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucer, you rogue! Translate The Canterbury Tales from 14th century Middle English, and much of what you’ll find is jokes about butts, buggering, secret sex, and flatulence. “And at the window out she putte hir hole,/ And Absolon, him fil no bet ne wers,/ But with his mouth he kiste hir naked ers.” Loosely translated: Old Absolon, for better or worse, lands a sloppy smooch on his lady’s arse.