Audio Recordings

  1. The Battle of Brunanburh
    Credit: Read by R. D. Fulk
  2. "Birhtwold's Speech" from The Battle of Maldon
    Credit: Read by Robert Fulk, Indiana University.
  3. "Prologue" from Beowulf (lines 1-98)
    Credit: Read by Seamus Heaney on a BBC recording. Used courtesy of Faber & Faber and BBC.
  4. "The Fight with Grendel" from Beowulf (lines 710-823)
    Credit: Read by Seamus Heaney on a BBC recording. Used courtesy of Faber & Faber and BBC.
  5. "The Last Survivor's Speech" from Beowulf (lines 2241b-70a)
    Credit: Read by Seamus Heaney on a BBC recording. Used courtesy of Faber & Faber and BBC.
  6. "Beowulf's Funeral" from Beowulf (lines 3137-82)
    Credit: Read by Seamus Heaney on a BBC recording. Used courtesy of Faber & Faber and BBC.
  7. Caedmon's Hymn
    Credit: Read by J. B. Bessinger, Jr. From Beowulf and Other Poetry. Copyright © 1984 by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. Used by arrangement with HarperCollins. Probably the earliest extant Old English poem, composed sometime between 658 and 680.
  8. Deor
    Credit: Read by R. D. Fulk
  9. The Dream of the Rood
    Credit: Read by R. D. Fulk
  10. Geoffrey Chaucer, "The General Prologue" (lines 547-68) from The Canterbury Tales
    Credit: Read by Alfred David, Indiana University.
  11. Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Miller's Prologue" (lines 163-98) from The Canterbury Tales
    Credit: Read by V. A. Kolve, University of California, Los Angeles.
  12. Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Miller's Tale" (lines 163-98) from The Canterbury Tales
    Credit: Read by Alfred David, Indiana University.
  13. Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Man of Law's Epilogue" from The Canterbury Tales
    Credit: Read by V. A. Kolve, University of California, Los Angeles.
  14. Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Wife of Bath's Prologue" (lines 1-29) from The Canterbury Tales
    Credit: Read by Marie Borroff, Yale University.
  15. Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Pardoner's Tale" (lines 428-61) from The Canterbury Tales
    Credit: Read by Alfred David, Indiana University. The three rioters meet an old man.
  16. Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Nun's Priest's Tale" (lines 337-66) from The Canterbury Tales
    Credit: Read by Alfred David, Indiana University. Chauntecleer describes Pertelote's physical charms.
  17. Geoffrey Chaucer, Complaint to His Purse
    Credit: Read by James Simpson. "Complaint to His Purse" from Chaucer's Poetry: An Anthology for the Modern Reader, 2nd Edition, edited by E. Talbot Donaldson. Copyright © 1958, 1975 by Judith Anderson and Deirdre Donaldson. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  18. Geoffrey Chaucer, To His Scribe Adam
    Credit: Read by James Simpson. "To His Scribe Adam" from Chaucer's Poetry: An Anthology for the Modern Reader, 2nd Edition, edited by E. Talbot Donaldson. Copyright © 1958, 1975 by Judith Anderson and Deirdre Donaldson. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  19. Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus's Song
    Credit: Read by James Simpson. "Troilus' Song" from Chaucer's Poetry: An Anthology for the Modern Reader, 2nd Edition, edited by E. Talbot Donaldson. Copyright © 1958, 1975 by Judith Anderson and Deirdre Donaldson. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  20. Geoffrey Chaucer, Truth
    Credit: Read by James Simpson. "Truth" from Chaucer's Poetry: An Anthology for the Modern Reader, 2nd Edition, edited by E. Talbot Donaldson. Copyright © 1958, 1975 by Judith Anderson and Deirdre Donaldson. Used by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  21. The Seafarer
    Credit: Read by R. D. Fulk
  22. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (lines 1-19)
    Credit: Read by Marie Borroff, Yale University.
  23. The Wanderer
    Credit: Read by R. D. Fulk
  24. The Wife's Lament
    Credit: Read by Mary Blockley