The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd

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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 ...

The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd 2009, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9781846140587

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