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  • The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • ISBN: 9780143106173
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Pub Date: 11/2010
  • Pages: 436
  • Format: Paperback
  • Price: $20.00
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"A romp for the ages" (Vanity Fair)-now with a graphic cover and deluxe packaging

Renowned novelist, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents it in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to readers while preserving the spirit of the original. A mirror for medieval society, The Canterbury Tales concerns a motley group of pilgrims who meet in a London inn on their way to Canterbury and agree to take part in a storytelling competition. Ackroyd's contemporary prose emphasizes the humanity of these characters-as well as explicitly rendering their bawdy humor-yet still masterfully evokes the euphonies and harmonies of Chaucer's verse.

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  • Paperback $20.00 1 copies

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