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Alan Gaylord Reads Chaucer: Miller's Tale and Friar's Tale Download $7.50
Our recording of the Friar's Tale has been combined with a reading of the Miller's Tale made by Alan Gaylord.
 
The Clerk’s Tale Download $5.00
The story of patient Griselda and her seemingly inhuman husband Walter, this is a tale Chaucer borrowed from Petrach by way of Boccaccio.
 
The Clerk’s Tale CD $10.00
The story of patient Griselda and her seemingly inhuman husband Walter, this is a tale Chaucer borrowed from Petrach by way of Boccaccio.
 
The Franklin’s Tale CD $10.00
A Breton lay, this tale of fin amor in marriage puts knight, squire, lady, and clerk under some pressure to behave properly. Are vows between lovers/spouses broken, or does this marriage look even stronger by the end of the tale?
 
The Franklin’s Tale Download $5.00
A Breton lay, this tale of fin amor in marriage puts knight, squire, lady, and clerk under some pressure to behave properly. Are vows between lovers/spouses broken, or does this marriage look even stronger by the end of the tale?
 
The General Prologue Download $5.00
In his General Prologue, Chaucer speaks to us in his voice as one of the 29 pilgrims on their way from Southwark to Canterbury Cathedral to see the relics of St. Thomas a Becket. He introduces his fellow pilgrims one by one or sometimes in groups.
 
The General Prologue CD $10.00
In his General Prologue, Chaucer speaks to us in his voice as one of the 29 pilgrims on their way from Southwark to Canterbury Cathedral to see the relics of St. Thomas a Becket. He introduces his fellow pilgrims one by one or sometimes in groups.
 
The Knight's Tale CD $15.00
Two cousins born at the same time fall lin love with the same princess. Which one will win her hand? One of Chaucer's best-developed romances, the Knight's Tale is full or surprises.
 
The Knight's Tale Download $7.50
Two cousins born at the same time fall lin love with the same princess. Which one will win her hand? One of Chaucer's best-developed romances, the Knight's Tale is full or surprises.
 
Live at Kalamazoo: The Nun's Priest's Tale Download $5.00
An enthusiastic live performance of Chaucer's mock-heroic beast fable, with the chase scene crowd of animals and neighbors played partly by the audience attending.
 
The Man of Law’s Tale Download $5.00
Almost a saint's life, this tale tells of a Roman emperor's daughter of such holiness that her first husband-to-be, a Muslim, converts to Christianity and is then slaughtered in his own mother's jihad. Will Custance survive in a rudderless boat?
 
The Man of Law’s Tale CD $10.00
Almost a saint's life, this tale tells of a Roman emperor's daughter of such holiness that her first husband-to-be, a Muslim, converts to Christianity and is then slaughtered in his own mother's jihad. Will Custance survive in a rudderless boat?
 
The Manciple’s Tale CD $10.00
The Manciple's story of metamorphosis when the crow is changed from a white bird to a black feathered bird because he told all that he saw Apollo's wife doing one day.
 
The Manciple’s Tale Download $5.00
The Manciple's story of metamorphosis when the crow is changed from a white bird to a black feathered bird because he told all that he saw Apollo's wife doing one day.
 
The Merchant’s Tale Download $5.00
This is Chaucer's darkest fabliau in which he takes on the nobility for a change. Colder even than the typical December-May marriage is that between the aged January and May here. But Damyan is nigh in the hortus conclusus, as the gods look on.
 
The Merchant’s Tale CD $10.00
This is Chaucer's darkest fabliau in which he takes on the nobility for a change. Colder even than the typical December-May marriage is that between the aged January and May here. But Damyan is nigh in the hortus conclusus, as the gods look on.
 
Michael Alexander Reads Chaucer: The Cook's Tale and a Selection of Short Poems Download $5.00
Readings of Chaucer's Cook's Tale and some favorite short poems of Chaucer's for Michael Alexander, recorded in July 2007 in Wells, Somerset.
 
The Miller’s Tale CD $10.00
The Miller's answer to the love triangle in the Knight's Tale that immediately precedes, we soon see what is different about the characters in a romance and a fabliau. Perhaps the most thorough poetic justice shown in any of Chaucer's fabliaux.
 
The Miller’s Tale Download $5.00
The Miller's answer to the love triangle in the Knight's Tale that immediately precedes, we soon see what is different about the characters in a romance and a fabliau. Perhaps the most thorough poetic justice shown in any of Chaucer's fabliaux.
 
The Monk’s Tale Download $5.00
The Monk's series of 17 of the promised 100 examples of the fall of great men and women (de casibus tragedies) is finally interrupted by the Knight, who wants to hear stories of those who have fallen whose Fortune improves.
 
The Monk’s Tale CD $10.00
The Monk's series of 17 of the promised 100 examples of the fall of great men and women (de casibus tragedies) is finally interrupted by the Knight, who wants to hear stories of those who have fallen whose Fortune improves.
 
The Nun’s Priest’s Tale CD $10.00
Seemingly a beast fable about a cock, a hen, and a fox, this tale proves to make fun mostly of human foibles. There are frequent mock-heroic "drops" in tone when we are reminded that we are mostly listening to a book-reading rooster and a tempting fox.
 
The Nun’s Priest’s Tale Download $5.00
Seemingly a beast fable about a cock, a hen, and a fox, this tale proves to make fun mostly of human foibles. There are frequent mock-heroic "drops" in tone when we are reminded that we are mostly listening to a book-reading rooster and a tempting fox.
 
The Pardoner’s Tale CD $10.00
The Pardoner's moving exemplum or sermon story to illustrate that the root of all evil is avarice. The irony is that the Pardoner himself is avaricious, as his long prologue reveals, though he hopes to save other from his own deadly sin.
 
The Pardoner’s Tale Download $5.00
The Pardoner's moving exemplum or sermon story to illustrate that the root of all evil is avarice. The irony is that the Pardoner himself is avaricious, as his long prologue reveals, though he hopes to save other from his own deadly sin.
 
The Prioress’s Tale:Two Readings CD $10.00
Though this tale is a miracle of the Virgin by genre, many readers may wonder whether by including it in his collection of tales if Chaucer was giving vent to anti-semitism? Is the Prioress revealed as flawed by the tale, or is the Virgin Mary glorified?
 
The Prioress’s Tale:Two Readings Download $5.00
Though this tale is a miracle of the Virgin by genre, many readers may wonder whether by including it in his collection of tales if Chaucer was giving vent to anti-semitism? Is the Prioress revealed as flawed by the tale, or is the Virgin Mary glorified?
 
The Reeve's Tale CD $10.00
The tale of two Northern lads who, in trying to protect the wheat grown to feed fellow students at their hall in Cambridge University, get entangled with a miller and his family.
 
The Reeve's Tale Download $5.00
The tale of two Northern lads who, in trying to protect the wheat grown to feed fellow students at their hall in Cambridge University, get entangled with a miller and his family.
 
The Second Nun’s Tale Download $5.00
The Nun accompanying the Prioress tells this tale of St. Catherine: one of the legends or lives of the saints stories included in Chaucer's selection of most of the genres of narrative available in his day.
 
The Second Nun’s Tale CD $10.00
The Nun accompanying the Prioress tells this tale of St. Catherine: one of the legends or lives of the saints stories included in Chaucer's selection of most of the genres of narrative available in his day.
 
The Shipman’s Tale CD $10.00
A tale that may have been meant for the Wife of Bath originally, the Shipman's fabliau satirizes a Parisian merchant who is not paying his wife enough attention, making her an easy target for the merchant's good friend, the monk Don John.
 
The Shipman’s Tale Download $5.00
A tale that may have been meant for the Wife of Bath originally, the Shipman's fabliau satirizes a Parisian merchant who is not paying his wife enough attention, making her an easy target for the merchant's good friend, the monk Don John.
 
Sir Thopas: Two Readings Download $5.00
One of the two tales told by the pilgrim Chaucer. Unfortunately the Host, who judges the tales, finds this tale by Geoffrey not worth a fly, especially because of its rhyme doggerel. Chaucer's droll burlesque of the worst in popular romances in his day.
 
Sir Thopas: Two Readings CD $10.00
One of the two tales told by the pilgrim Chaucer. Unfortunately the Host, who judges the tales, finds this tale by Geoffrey not worth a fly, especially because of its rhyme doggerel. Chaucer's droll burlesque of the worst in popular romances in his day.
 
The Squire's Tale Download $5.00
Recorded in Somerset in July 1977 with Tom Burton and Paul Thomas and with Zina Peterson in 2010 in Provo, Utah.
 
The Summoner’s Tale Download $5.00
The Summoner and the Friar trade tales demeaning the other's profession in the Church. In this tale the friar ends up with an offering just about anyone could give him. But the scholastic dilemma becomes how to share his gift with his brothers?
 
The Summoner’s Tale CD $10.00
The Summoner and the Friar trade tales demeaning the other's profession in the Church. In this tale the friar ends up with an offering just about anyone could give him. But the scholastic dilemma becomes how to share his gift with his brothers?
 
The Tale of Melibee CD $15.00
One of two prose tales included in the twenty-four extant Canterbury Tales. After having been stopped telling his "drasty" "rime dogerel" Tale of Sir Thopas, Chaucer tells this "litel thyng in prose."
 
The Tale of Melibee Download $7.50
One of two prose tales included in the twenty-four extant Canterbury Tales. After having been stopped telling his "drasty" "rime dogerel" Tale of Sir Thopas, Chaucer tells this "litel thyng in prose."
 
The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale Download $5.00
The Prologue here exceeds the length of the Tale. The Wife is surely one of Chaucer's "types," but she is also a wonderfully complex character at the same time. Has this woman turned the medieval world upsodoun? What is it women want most?
 
The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale CD $10.00
The Prologue here exceeds the length of the Tale. The Wife is surely one of Chaucer's "types," but she is also a wonderfully complex character at the same time. Has this woman turned the medieval world upsodoun? What is it women want most?


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