World Library  

QR link for Canterbury Tales, The
Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

Canterbury Tales, The

By Chaucer, Geoffrey

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0002951266
Format Type: Mp3 eBook :
File Size:
Reproduction Date: 2006

Title: Canterbury Tales, The  
Author: Chaucer, Geoffrey
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Canterbury Tales, The
Publication Date:
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books


APA MLA Chicago

Chaucer, G. (1870). Canterbury Tales, The. Retrieved from

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the rest in verse). The tales, some of which are originals and others not, are contained inside a frame tale and told by a group of pilgrims on their way from Southwark to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The themes of the tales vary, and include topics such as courtly love, treachery, and avarice. The genres also vary, and include romance, Breton lai, sermon, beast fable, and fabliau. The characters, introduced in the General Prologue of the book, tell tales of great cultural relevance. The version read here was edited by D. Laing Purves “for popular perusal” and the language is mostly updated. ( Gesine)

Electronic recorded live performance of a reading

Historical Fiction


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from School eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.