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The Canterbury tales

Author: Peter Ackroyd; Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010, ©2009.
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Fiction
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd; Geoffrey Chaucer
ISBN: 9780143106173 0143106171
OCLC Number: 567148872
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, 2009.
Description: xxii, 436 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The general prologue --
The knight's tale --
The miller's prologue and tale --
The reeve's prologue and tale --
The cook's prologue and tale --
The man of law's prologue, tale and epilogue --
The wife of Bath's prologue and tale --
The friar's prologue and tale --
The summoner's prologue and tale --
The clerk's prologue and tale --
The merchant's prologue, tale and epilogue --
The squire's prologue and tale --
The franklin's prologue and tale --
The physician's tale --
The pardoner's prologue and tale --
The shipman's tale --
The prioress's prologue and tale --
Prologue and tale of Sir Thopas --
The monk's prologue and tale --
The nun's priest's prologue, tale and epilogue --
The second nun's prologue and tale --
The canon's yeoman's prologue and tale --
The Manciple's prologue and tale --
The parson's prologue --
Chaucer's retractions.
Series Title: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Chaucer ; a retelling by Peter Ackroyd ; illustrated by Nick Bantock.

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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.

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