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Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

A selection of eight stories with some words from the host and from Chaucer: The Miller's Tale, The Reeve's Tale, The Franklin's Tale, The Words of the Host, The Pardoner's Tale, The Nun's Priest's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Tale,The Friar's Tale, The Clerk's Tale, Chaucer's Farewell. Thought to have been born in London, England c. 1342/43, Geoffrey Chaucer is considered "the first finder of our language" even before the time of Shakespeare. His The Canterbury Tales ranks as one of the greatest poetic works in the English language. Perhaps the chief characteristics of Chaucer's works are their variety in subject matter, genre, tone, style, and in the complexities presented concerning man's pursuit of a sensible existence. Yet his writings also consistently reflect an all-pervasive humor, combined with serious and tolerant consideration of important philosophical questions. From his writings Chaucer emerges as a poet of love, both earthly and divine. His stories lead the listener to speculate about man's relationship both to other people and to his Maker, while simultaneously providing entertaining views of the frailties and follies, as well as the nobility, of mankind.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Butler

Length:

9h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

42:53


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:51:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:01:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

46:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

56:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:10