The General Prologue
       
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Item #: OR031
Medium: CD
Audio: 288 KB

Each of the three estates comprising the medieval English world in the fourteenth century is introduced to us here by the poet/pilgrim Chaucer: the first estate of the clergy is particularly well-represented, often with hilariously grotesque or laughable examples of clerical types; the second estate of the nobility is represented by the Knight and his companions; and the third of the commons or commoners makes up the remainder, though Chaucer really doesn't describe himself here. Others have a go with his character especially in Fragment VII of the tales where he tells two tales in a row. Among the commons, there are some very rich people such as the Franklin and, perhaps, the Merchant and the Guildsmen.

Recorded at Brigham Young University, Provo,Utah, by Troy Sales (digital recording) 2003
 
Readers: Paul R. Thomas
 
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