By Peter Ackroyd
"A romp for the a while" (Vanity Fair)—now with a photo 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 available to readers whereas keeping the spirit of the unique. A reflect for medieval society, The Canterbury Tales issues a motley crew of pilgrims who meet in a London hotel on their technique to Canterbury and comply with participate in a storytelling pageant. Ackroyd's modern prose emphasizes the humanity of those characters-as good as explicitly rendering their bawdy humor-yet nonetheless masterfully conjures up the euphonies and harmonies of Chaucer's verse.
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