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
Availability 0 units.
More About Geoffrey Chaucer & Richard Bebb
Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by King Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a justice of the peace, and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey. Nevill Coghill was an English literary scholar best known for his translations into modern English.
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.