The Canterbury Tales (Unabridged Selections)

  • by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Narrated by David Butler
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This modern English edition of Chaucer's classic begins on a spring day in April. Sometime in the waning years of the 14th century, 29 travelers set out for Canterbury on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Saint Thomas Beckett. Among them are a knight, a monk, a prioress, a plowman, a miller, a merchant, a clerk, and an oft-widowed wife from Bath. Travel is arduous and wearing; to maintain their spirits, this band of pilgrims entertain each other with a series of tall tales that span the spectrum of literary genres.

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To Canterbury!

The Canterbury tales are an important milestone in the development of English literature and well-worth an exploration. This modern translation gives the flavour of the story and brings to life the motley band of pilgrims en route to Canterbury. The stories themselves illustrate the preoccupations of the times and contemporary social mores.

Good entertainment, if only in small doses because of the slightly monotonous voice of the narrator.
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- Rogayah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-03-2003
  • Publisher: Findaway World