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Chaucer's greatest work, written towards the end of the fourteenth century, paints a brilliant picture of medieval life, society and values. The stories range from the romantic, courtly idealism of "The Knight's Tale" to the joyous bawdy of the Miller's; all are told with a freshness and vigor in this modern verse translation that make them a delight to hear.

(P)1995 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd,; ©1995 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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  • J. Sharpe
  • 09-25-19

Fantastic

This is Chaucer as it's meant to be heard, a brilliant performance and translation from Ernest Hill, retaining the poetic rhythm of the original. Incredibly easy to listen to and a real delight.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-20

Well read modern translation

This is a well read collection of tales, although the rhyming words are occasionally (deliberately or accidentally) missed/unstressed by the readers. The tales are in modern English rather than original chausarian English and it’s a shame the full tales are split into three separate audiobooks (from a buyers point of view). Well worth a listen nevertheless!

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  • Janey May
  • 02-19-20

A Pilgrimage Worth Going On.

I thoroughly enjoyed these classic tales, both funny and tragic, and am looking forward to listening to the next instalment.