By: [Chaucer, Geoffrey]; Ackroyd, Peter (Retelling By)
Edition: First American Edition
Seller ID: 2294625
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
First edition. Minimal wear to jacket spine head and foot. 2009 Hard Cover. xxii, 436 pp. Renowned critic, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what is arguably the greatest poem in the English language and presents the work in a prose vernacular that makes it accessible to modern readers while preserving the spirit of the original. A mirror for medieval society, Chaucer’s 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. Ranging from comedy to tragedy, pious sermon to ... View More...