The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


Illustrator: Ted Stearn
Introduction by:
Translator:
Adapted by:

Format
Ebook
Price
$13.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101466001
  • 464 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

David Wright’s prose version of Chaucer’s classic.
The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer, Illustrator: Ted Stearn, Introduction by: Peter Ackroyd, Translator: Peter Ackroyd, Adapted by: Peter Ackroyd

Praise

“A delight . . . [Raffel’s translation] provides more opportunities to savor the counterpoint of Chaucer’s earthy humor against passages of piercingly beautiful lyric poetry.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Masterly . . . This new translation beckons us to make our own pilgrimage back to the very wellsprings of literature in our language.” —Billy Collins

The Canterbury Tales has remained popular for seven centuries. It is the most approachable masterpiece of the medieval world, and Mr. Raffel’s translation makes the stories even more inviting.”—Wall Street Journal

Series

Penguin Classics Deluxe
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
George Eliot
Mary Karr
Illustrator: Brian Rea
Jane Austen
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