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The Resource The Canterbury tales, Geoffrey Chaucer ; a retelling by Peter Ackroyd ; illustrated by Nick Bantock

The Canterbury tales, Geoffrey Chaucer ; a retelling by Peter Ackroyd ; illustrated by Nick Bantock

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The Canterbury tales
Title
The Canterbury tales
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Geoffrey Chaucer ; a retelling by Peter Ackroyd ; illustrated by Nick Bantock
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Language
eng
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Summary
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. Incorporating every style of medieval narrative - bawdy anecdote, allegorical fable and courtly romance - the tales encompass a blend of universal human themes. Ackroyd's retelling is a highly readable, prose version in modern English, using expletive and avoiding euphemism, making the Tales much more accessible to a new generation of readers. The edition also includes an introduction by Ackroyd, detailing some of the historical background to Chaucer and the Tales, and why he has been inspired to translate them for a new generation of readers.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
821/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1872
LC item number
.A35 2009
Literary form
fiction
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adult
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The Canterbury tales, Geoffrey Chaucer ; a retelling by Peter Ackroyd ; illustrated by Nick Bantock
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Publication
Control code
5093564
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxii, 436 p.
Isbn
9780670021222
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026829
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ill
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  • (OCoLC)ocn318411549
  • (OCoLC)318411549
Label
The Canterbury tales, Geoffrey Chaucer ; a retelling by Peter Ackroyd ; illustrated by Nick Bantock
Publication
Control code
5093564
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxii, 436 p.
Isbn
9780670021222
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009026829
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn318411549
  • (OCoLC)318411549

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