29 episodes

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)

Canterbury Tales, The by Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 - 1400‪)‬ LibriVox

    • Arts
    • 4.4 • 5 Ratings

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)

    Preface

    Preface

    • 6 min
    The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer

    The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer

    • 58 min
    The General Prologue

    The General Prologue

    • 39 min
    The Knight’s Tale, Part 1

    The Knight’s Tale, Part 1

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Knight's Tale, Part 2

    The Knight's Tale, Part 2

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Miller's Tale

    The Miller's Tale

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

GinLover! ,

The Merchant’s Tale is Unlistenable

Other than that, it’s great!

Top Podcasts In Arts

More by LibriVox