Victor L. Kaplan reads a selection from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in Middle English. Although Middle English is hardly understandable to the modern ear, Chaucer was in his time considered a champion of the English Language (rather than Latin or French) and now the forefather of "English Literature". An interesting listen for both linguists and the literary public. No liner notes.
1962 Record Label
Folkways Records Source Archive
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1962 Folkways Records