The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerThe Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

byGeoffrey ChaucerRead byDavid Butler

Audio Book (CD) | August 5, 2014

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A selection of eight stories from Chaucer's time-tested collection of tales

The narrator of Chaucer's tale, a traveler, finds himself welcomed into a fellow group of travelers, all of whom are on their way to receive the blessings of St. Thomas à Becket in Canterbury. To ensure a pleasant journey, a storytelling contest is suggested, with the winner promised a sumptuous dinner from the party's other members. Thus begins The Canterbury Tales. Eight of these tales are showcased in this charming collection, including words from the Host as well as words from Chaucer. The stories include:

"The Miller's Tale"
"The Franklin's Tale"
"The Nun's Priest's Tale"
"The Wife of Bath's Tale"
"The Friar's Tale"

Thought to have been born in London, England, circa 1342 or 1343, Geoffrey Chaucer is considered "the first finder of our language" even before the time of Shakespeare. 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 subjec...
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Title:The Canterbury TalesFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.5 × 6.5 × 1.13 inPublished:August 5, 2014Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1491527439

ISBN - 13:9781491527436

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awful Censored, I wouldn't have bought it at all.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice clean version for kids Well written version for kids - leaves out a lot of the questionable details without losing the humour and life. Allows kids 8+ to get to know the stories in a safe, easy way. (I'm reviewing McCaughran's retelling and not David Wright's).
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable now that I'm older #plumreview Having this book foisted on me at nineteen did it no favours. But now that I'm willing to put in a little work (the footnotes help with the olde English), there's so much to be gotten from these tales.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! A great translation, it's easy to read and understand.
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definately Entertaining! This edition of The Canterbury Tales is a great translation from the original middle english text. The stories in here will keep you entertained no matter your interests; from murder, to lechery and folktales, Chaucer's got it all!
Date published: 2006-07-28