New York : Penguin Books, 2010, c2009.
xxii, 436 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Penguin classics deluxe ed
Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2009.
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.