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CHAUCER, G.: Canterbury Tales, Vol. 3 (Modern English Verse Translation) (Unabridged)

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of thirty people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host—Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks’ third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, 1935). This is an ideal way to appreciate the genuinely funny and droll talent of England’s early master storyteller. Seven leading British actors bring the medieval world into the twenty-first century, and at least in terms of character, not much seems to have changed!



Disc 1

  The Friar's Tale
1.   Play with flash player The Friar's Tale 00:02:21
2.   Play with flash player Here begins the Friar's Tale 00:03:47
3.   Play with flash player So it befell that on a certain day 00:02:46
4.   Play with flash player Now by the truth, my brother dear 00:03:48
5.   Play with flash player In various ways and figures we appear 00:02:47
6.   Play with flash player So on their way they rode forth speedily 00:02:36
7.   Play with flash player The summoner knocketh at the widow's gate 00:02:34
8.   Play with flash player And when the fiend heard how she cursed him so 00:03:10
  The Summoner's Tale
9.   Play with flash player The Summoner's Tale 00:03:15
10.   Play with flash player Here the Summoner begins his tale 00:03:12
11.   Play with flash player Nay cried the friar 00:03:58
12.   Play with flash player Dear Sir, with your permission 00:03:43
13.   Play with flash player Lo, Moses fasted forty days and nights 00:02:40
14.   Play with flash player For they, I think, are like Jovinian 00:03:42
15.   Play with flash player And bear this word away now 00:03:20
16.   Play with flash player Wrathful Cambyses loved both drink and revel 00:03:02
17.   Play with flash player Nay, by St Simon, quickly answered he 00:03:03
18.   Play with flash player Ha! Thought the friar 00:03:19
19.   Play with flash player The lady of the house sat listening 00:02:52
20.   Play with flash player My lord, said Jankin 00:02:56


Disc 2

  The Lawyer's Tale
1.   Play with flash player The Lawyer's Tale 00:05:36
2.   Play with flash player The Prologue of the Lawyer's Tale 00:02:06
3.   Play with flash player Here the Lawyer begins his tale 00:03:44
4.   Play with flash player This sultan for his privy council sent 00:02:56
5.   Play with flash player The day is come at last for their departing 00:03:48
6.   Play with flash player The mother of the sultan 00:03:57
7.   Play with flash player Part 2 00:03:43
8.   Play with flash player A certain treasure that was with her sent 00:03:06
9.   Play with flash player Into our English ocean thus she came 00:04:11
10.   Play with flash player Satan, our ever - waiting arch - betrayer 00:03:19
11.   Play with flash player Down on her knees she dropped 00:03:08
12.   Play with flash player But who was wroth this wedding rite to see 00:03:33
13.   Play with flash player Sad was the king, having this letter read 00:03:45
14.   Play with flash player Now wept the young and old in all that place 00:03:29
15.   Play with flash player Part 3 00:03:30
16.   Play with flash player How could this feeble woman find the might 00:02:55
17.   Play with flash player Aella, who caused his mother to be slain 00:03:15
18.   Play with flash player Fair when they met did Aella give her greeting 00:03:23
19.   Play with flash player Who can describe the piteous joy they know 00:03:25
  The Seaman's Tale
20.   Play with flash player The Seaman's Tale 00:02:12
21.   Play with flash player Here being the Seaman's Tale 00:04:23


Disc 3

  The Seaman's Tale
1.   Play with flash player Sir John had risen some little time ago 00:01:52
2.   Play with flash player The monk began to stare upon this wife 00:03:46
3.   Play with flash player This monk made answer as I tell you here 00:02:59
4.   Play with flash player And afterwards, Sir John with gravity 00:02:46
5.   Play with flash player On the first Sunday after he was gone 00:03:22
6.   Play with flash player His wife was ready at the gate to greet him 00:03:43
  The Prioress's Tale
7.   Play with flash player The Prioress's Tale 00:01:41
8.   Play with flash player The Prologue of the Prioress's Tale 00:02:07
9.   Play with flash player Here begins the Prioress's Tale 00:03:10
10.   Play with flash player This child passed through the Jewish colony 00:03:44
11.   Play with flash player The Christians on the street, that came and went 00:02:52
12.   Play with flash player Therefore I sing, and sing I must indeed 00:02:07
  The Manciple's Tale
13.   Play with flash player The Manciple's Tale 00:03:09
14.   Play with flash player Then to the Manciple spoke up our Host 00:02:44
15.   Play with flash player Here begins the Manciple's Tale 00:03:00
16.   Play with flash player But to the end for which I first began 00:05:06
17.   Play with flash player After this wife sent for her paramour 00:03:49
18.   Play with flash player And to the crow he cried again 00:02:39
19.   Play with flash player Thy first of actions, son, and thy chief care 00:02:36
  The Physician's Tale
20.   Play with flash player The Physician's Tale 00:02:57
21.   Play with flash player If she was unexcelled in beauty thus 00:03:34
22.   Play with flash player This maid of whom I tell did not require 00:03:32
23.   Play with flash player On this, and he not herem 00:03:45
24.   Play with flash player O mercy, O dear father 00:03:31
25.   Play with flash player The words of the Host to the Physician and the Pardoner 00:02:12

Total Playing Time: 03:32:58






Author(s):
Chaucer, Geoffrey

Artist(s):
Shanks, Rosalind

Reader(s):
Barrett, Sean; Kay, Charles; Maloney, Michael; Pigott-Smith, Tim; Tompkinson, Stephen; West, Timothy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Great Epics and Tales

Catalogue No: NA330412

Barcode: 9789626343043

Release Date: 01/2004

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