The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Audiobook CD - 1992
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Presents a recording of Chaucer's work, which begins at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, England, where a group of pilgrims have assembled on their way to Canterbury. Harry Bailly, the innkeeper, suggests a contest: whoever tells the best tale, "Shall have a supper at our aller cost/ When that we come again from Canterbury."
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p1992
ISBN: 9781402548932
1402548931
Branch Call Number: 821.1 CHAUCER
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Murphy, Michael 1932-

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Oct 17, 2015

This is a selection, not the whole work. The audio chapters do not coincide with the content, but each chapter is about one hour. Each of the tales has a narrated editor's introduction that informs the listener about societal norms, roles as well as literary conventions used (and challenged, and given a twist), and linguistic information (eg., negations but at the beginning of verbs, "nas" = "wasn't"). The tales themselves are well narrated and given a character.

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