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The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer

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Description:

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a group of pilgrims on their way from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The themes of the tales vary, and include topics such as courtly love, treachery, and avarice. The genres also vary, and include romance, Breton lai, sermon, beast fable, and fabliau. The characters, introduced in the General Prologue of the book, tell tales of great cultural relevance.The version read here was edited by D. Laing Purves (1838-1873) “for popular perusal” and the language is mostly updated.(Summary by Wikipedia/Gesine)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

19h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

58:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:06:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:19:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

54:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:19:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:03:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:20:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:21:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

47:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

47:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

54:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:49