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.


July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.