The General Prologue & The Physician’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer audiobook

The General Prologue & The Physician’s Tale: From The Canterbury Tales

By Geoffrey Chaucer
Read by Richard Bebb , Philip Madoc , and Michael Maloney

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2.31 Hours Unabridged
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The Canterbury Tales is the most famous and acclaimed work of the late fourteenth-century poet Geoffrey Chaucer. This recording of the “General Prologue” and “The Physician’s Tale” are read in the original Middle English by Richard Bebb, under the direction of a leading Chaucerian scholar, Professor Derek Brewer. It is an authoritative performance that brilliantly evokes the world of the Middles Ages both for the general reader and the student alike. This is followed by a witty modern verse translation and provides a fascinating contrast with the original.

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The Canterbury Tales is the most famous and acclaimed work of the late fourteenth-century poet Geoffrey Chaucer. This recording of the “General Prologue” and “The Physician’s Tale” are read in the original Middle English by Richard Bebb, under the direction of a leading Chaucerian scholar, Professor Derek Brewer. It is an authoritative performance that brilliantly evokes the world of the Middles Ages both for the general reader and the student alike. This is followed by a witty modern verse translation and provides a fascinating contrast with the original.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This fine recording includes two versions of the same story from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and each is equally intriguing. Richard Bebb provides the voice for the Middle English presentation…with such sincerity and skill that the unfamiliar pronunciations soon becomes lyrical to the modern ear. The early version is a fascinating contrast to the modern version, read by Philip Madoc and Michael Maloney. Madoc and Maloney are both gifted with mellifluous voices, making the modern presentation of the two works equally engaging. The CDs are accompanied by a useful set of notes about Chaucer and these works.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Geoffrey Chaucer

Author Bio: Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343–1400), English poet, was the son of a London vintner. He was married and held a number of positions at court and in the king’s service, including diplomat, controller of customs in the port of London, and deputy forester in the King’s Forest in Somerset. He was buried in the Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey where a monument was erected to him in 1555.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 2.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English