Stock Image

The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling

Peter Ackroyd

1,960 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0670021229 / ISBN 13: 9780670021222
Published by Viking Adult, 2009
New Condition: New Hardcover
Buy New
List Price: US$ 35.00
Price: US$ 25.61 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

Offered By

Ergodebooks
RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.

4-star rating

AbeBooks Seller Since May 31, 2006

About this Item

Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0670021229

Quantity Available: 1

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

About this title

Synopsis:

A fresh, modern prose retelling captures the vigorous and bawdy spirit of Chaucer’s classic

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 ribald farce, heroic adventure to passionate romance, the tales serve not only as a summation of the sensibility of the Middle Ages but as a representation of the drama of the human condition.

Ackroyd’s contemporary prose emphasizes the humanity of these characters—as well as explicitly rendering the naughty good humor of the writer whose comedy influenced Fielding and Dickens—yet still masterfully evokes the euphonies and harmonies of Chaucer’s verse. This retelling is sure to delight modern readers and bring a new appreciation to those already familiar with the classic tales.


About the Author:

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning novelist, critic, and biographer.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Welcome to Our AbeBooks Store for books. I've been selling books for long and have achieved more than 99% positive feedback on eBay and amazon.com. I always strive to achieve best customer satisfaction and have always described book accurately. I got lot of Out of Print and Rare books in my store and still adding lot of books. I will ship book within 24 hours of confirmed payment

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

100 % Customer Satisfaction is our Goal. Please contact me if you are not
satisfied with your order in any manner. I always list book by ISBN # only and
buyer is assured of correct edition, correct author and correct format of book.
I
will do my best to address your concerns including 100% refund of your money.

Name of your business and form of legal entity: Ami Ventures Inc.S-Corp. USA
your business address: 25547 Canyon Crossing Dr. Richmond TX 77406 USA
email address and phone or fax number: ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 1 business days. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal