Item description for The Knyghtes Tale: In Middle English (The Complete Classics) by Geoffrey Chaucer & Richard Bebb...
The Knight's Tale of medieval wars and chivalry is the first tale told to the pilgrims as they set out to Canterbury. It concerns Theseus, returning from fighting at Thebes, two brother knights Palamon and Arcite, imprisoned but yearning for their loves. But the real hero of this recording is Richard Bebb who, with the help of Professor Derek Brewer, the leading expert on Chaucerian pronunciation, make the original Middle English not only comprehensible to the modern ear, but exciting.
Book Description A well-established and respected series with titles in the original Middle English.
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Format: Audiobook, Classical
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2006
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626344156 ISBN13 9789626344156
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More About Geoffrey Chaucer & Richard Bebb
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), often referred to as the grandfather of English literature, is invariably ranked with Shakespeare and Milton as one of the three greatest poets of the English language. His masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, has been a touchstone for English-language poetry for more than half a millennium and is one of the most widely read works in the Western canon. Burton Raffel is a translator, poet, and scholar whose major translations include Beowulf, Don Quijote, The Red and the Black, and Gargantua and Pantagruel. He has also annotated several Shakespeare plays for Yale University Press. He was the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities and emeritus professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette until 2003. He lives in Louisiana. John Miles Foley is a leading Chaucer scholar specializing in medieval studies, epics, and the oral tradition. A professor at the University of Missouri, he is the director of the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition and has written or edited eighteen books. He lives in Columbus, Missouri."
Geoffrey Chaucer was born in 1343 and died in 1400.
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Read a Modern English version first Mar 18, 2010
Unless you are versed in M.E,you may want to read or re-read The Knight's Tale in Modern English before listening to this. Otherwise it may be rather difficult to follow; in fact, it probably will be anyway, although pieces of it should be comprehensible. No one really knows what M.E. actually sounded like, as those pre-Luddite Middle English obdurately refused to record their spoken language. Towards the end, having pretty much given up on parsing the interpretation, I got a bit ear-weary, but carried on with it to the end. Fun, of a sort.