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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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  • 22/10/2018

Chaucer is so great.

The Miller's Tale is funny and crass and very enjoyable as a story. In here, the intoxicated Miller tells of a love triangle between a carpenter, his young wife, and a male that happens to be living in their home. The narrator is great: very enthusiastic with his reading, very enjoyable.

We used this short audio as a supplement in our homeschool along with a print copy of The Canterbury Tales and loved it. (Even though this particular tale is a little vulgar, which was Chaucer's point.) It's great to hear the poetry with some modern translation, read as it is intended, and my high schoolers love seeing that 1300's literature has some of the same themes as literature and media today.