The Canterbury Tales

Some of the greatest characters and stories in English are rescued from their Middle English exile in Peter Ackroyd's sprightly modern rendering of Chaucer's 14th-century masterwork.


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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…