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Geoffrey Chaucer

Full Name: Geoffrey Chaucer
Gender: Male
Number of Works: 358
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – October 25, 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin.

ISBN: 0140424385, 9780140424386
Keywords: tales, canterbury
Pages: 528
Published: 1390
  • Rating: 60%

The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make up the cast of characters -- including Chaucer himself -- are real people, with human emotions and weaknesses. When it is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time when Latin was the standard literary language across western Europe, the magnitude of his achievement is even more remarkable. But Chaucer's genius needs no historical introduction; it bursts forth from every page of T
ISBN: 0395290317, 9780395290316
Keywords: chaucer, riverside
Pages: 1327
Published: 1987
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0140442391, 9780140442397
Keywords: criseyde, troilus
Pages: 368
Published: 1387
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0312111282, 9780312111281
Keywords: bath, wife
Pages: 306
Published: 1940
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0146001168, 9780146001161
Keywords: penguin, 60s, tales, canterbury, bath, wife
Pages: 88
Published: 1390
  • Rating: 80%

A touchstone of mediaeval literature, this small volume contains three stories from the Canterbury Tales, translated into Modern English by Nevill Coghill: 'The Wife of Bath', 'The Miller' and 'The Reeve'.
ISBN: 0521080339, 9780521080330
Keywords: tale, prologue, miller
Pages: 108
Published: 1971
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0393925889, 9780393925883
Keywords: critical, norton, poems, visions, dream
Pages: 400
Published: 1982
  • Rating: 80%

The texts are extensively glossed and are accompanied by individual introductions and explanatory annotations. A lightly regularized system of spellings has been adopted. No prior knowledge of Chaucer is assumed.“Contexts” connects the poems to their classical and medieval foundations and includes works by Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, Boethius, Dante, and Boccaccio, among others.From the wealth of scholarly work available, the editor has chosen for “Criticism” six essays that address the poems’ central themes. Contributors include Charles Muscatine, A. C. Spearing, R. T.
ISBN: 0486282414, 9780486282411
Keywords: tales, canterbury, selected
Pages: 144
Published: 1390
  • Rating: 60%

<DIV><DIV>Delightful collection includes the General Prologue plus three of the most popular tales: "The Knight's Tale," "The Miller's Prologue and Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale." Recast in modern English verse that captures the lively spirit of the originals.</DIV></DIV>