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Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales - The Prologue - read in Middle English by Nevill Coghill, Norman Davis and John Burrow, directed by George Rylands.
Argo original sleeve and cover, with insert.
Record is VG VG+ light marks
has "Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales" - Lyric Book Insert ( see pic)
Cover has tape marks on all sides on front and small sticker ( see pic)
Argo reference number PLP 1001 (RG 401),
Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England). The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury.
If we trust the General Prologue, Chaucer intended that each pilgrim should tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two tales on the way back. He never finished his enormous project and even the completed tales were not finally revised. Scholars are uncertain about the order of the tales. As the printing press had yet to be invented when Chaucer wrote his works, The Canterbury Tales has been passed down in several handwritten manuscripts.