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The Canterbury Tales: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd By Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd by Geoffrey Chaucer


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Incorporating various styles of Medieval narrative - bawdy anecdote, allegorical fable and courtly romance - this title provides the tales that encompass the blend of universal human themes and individual personal detail.

The Canterbury Tales: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd Summary

The Canterbury Tales: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd by Geoffrey Chaucer

Famous for its ingenuity and wit, The Canterbury Tales is a major part of England's literary heritage. From the exuberant Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend to the Miller's worldly, ribald farce, these tales can be taken as a mirror of fourteenth century London and medieval society. Incorporating every style of Medieval narrative - bawdy anecdote, allegorical fable and courtly romance - the tales encompass the blend of universal human themes and individual personal detail that have fascinated readers for over 600 years. Here they are retold in full by Peter Ackroyd. The edition also includes an introduction by Ackroyd, detailing some of the historical background to Chaucer and the Tales, and details why he has been inspired to translate them for a new generation of readers.

About Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, courtier and diplomat. Chaucer is credited by some scholars as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin. He wrote many works but is best known for The Canterbury Tales.

Peter Ackroyd is a well known writer and historian. He has been the literary editor of The Spectator and chief book reviewer for the The Times, as well as writing several highly acclaimed books including a biography of Dickens and London: The Biography. He resides in London and his most recent highly acclaimed work is Thames: Sacred River.

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GOR002793878
9781846140587
1846140587
The Canterbury Tales: A retelling by Peter Ackroyd by Geoffrey Chaucer
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2009-04-02
464
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