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This is a story from the Canterbury Tales I: Modern Verse Translation collection.

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.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
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  • K. Cole
  • 01/11/2017

one of the edifying tales

Chaucer in modern translation, in rhyming couplets. Lovely reading by Anton Lesser. I could listen all day.

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  • Z
  • 22/12/2016

Good listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It's inexpensive and good. I think that it's helpful to listen to a modern English translation before diving into the Middle English version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Canterbury Tales: The Franklin's Tale (Modern Verse Translation)?

It brings the Middle Ages to life.

What about Anton Lesser’s performance did you like?

Great reading. Audiobooks should be read by professional actors, like this.