By Peter Ackroyd

"A romp for the a while" (Vanity Fair)now with a picture disguise and deluxe packaging

well known novelist, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what's arguably the best poem within the English language and offers it in a prose vernacular that makes it obtainable to readers whereas conserving the spirit of the unique. A reflect for medieval society, The Canterbury Tales matters a motley workforce of pilgrims who meet in a London resort on their solution to Canterbury and conform to participate in a storytelling festival. Ackroyd's modern prose emphasizes the humanity of those characters-as good as explicitly rendering their bawdy humor-yet nonetheless masterfully inspires the euphonies and harmonies of Chaucer's verse.

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