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The Knyghtes Tale: In Middle English (The Complete Classics)

By Geoffrey Chaucer & Richard Bebb (Narrator)
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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.


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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.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Sep 30, 2006
Publisher   Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN  9626344156  
ISBN13  9789626344156  


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David Wright (1920-94) was a poet, author, and translator. Christopher Cannon is Professor of English at New York University.


Geoffrey Chaucer was born in 1343 and died in 1400.

Geoffrey Chaucer has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bantam Classics
  2. Dover Thrift Editions
  3. Enriched Classics (Simon & Schuster)
  4. Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
  5. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  6. Norton Critical Editions
  7. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  8. Penguin Classics
  9. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  10. Puffin Classics
  11. Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare
  12. Viking Portable Library


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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.
 

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