Pardoners Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer audiobook

Pardoners Tale

By Geoffrey Chaucer
Read by Richard Bebb

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2.63 Hours Unabridged
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In “The Pardoner’s Tale,” the Pardoner reveals that his preaching and promises of salvation are merely a ploy to get money. He then goes on to recount the tale of a licentious group of young Flemish people who come across a stash of gold coins. Each of the young men plots against the others so that he may be the richest until all three wind up dead. The Pardoner concludes that avarice can lead only to death—before offering each of the pilgrims a chance to make contributions to his admittedly fake relics. This tale is read in the original Middle English by Richard Bebb under the direction of Britain’s foremost Chaucer scholar, Professor Derek Brewer. This was Bebb’s last recording.

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In “The Pardoner’s Tale,” the Pardoner reveals that his preaching and promises of salvation are merely a ploy to get money. He then goes on to recount the tale of a licentious group of young Flemish people who come across a stash of gold coins. Each of the young men plots against the others so that he may be the richest until all three wind up dead. The Pardoner concludes that avarice can lead only to death—before offering each of the pilgrims a chance to make contributions to his admittedly fake relics.

This tale is read in the original Middle English by Richard Bebb under the direction of Britain’s foremost Chaucer scholar, Professor Derek Brewer. This was Bebb’s last recording.

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Author Bio: Geoffrey Chaucer

Author Bio: Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343–1400), English poet, was the son of a London vintner. He was married and held a number of positions at court and in the king’s service, including diplomat, controller of customs in the port of London, and deputy forester in the King’s Forest in Somerset. He was buried in the Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey where a monument was erected to him in 1555.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 2.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English