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eBook Geoffrey Chaucer epub
  • ISBN: 0333542037
  • Author: Janette (Author) Dillon
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Historical Study & Educational Resources
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (1993)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • ePUB size: 1641 kb
  • FB2 size 1576 kb
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Geoffrey Chaucer (/ˈtʃɔːsər/; c. 1340s – 25 October 1400) was an English poet and author. Widely seen as the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer has been styled the "Father of English literature". He was the first writer buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer also gained fame as a philosopher and astronomer, composing the scientific A Treatise on the Astrolabe for his 10-year-old son Lewis.

English poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the unfinished work, The Canterbury Tales. Poet Geoffrey Chaucer was born circa 1340, most likely at his parents’ house on Thames Street in London, England

English poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the unfinished work, The Canterbury Tales. It is considered one of the greatest poetic works in English. Poet Geoffrey Chaucer was born circa 1340 in London, England. Poet Geoffrey Chaucer was born circa 1340, most likely at his parents’ house on Thames Street in London, England. Chaucer’s family was of the bourgeois class, descended from an affluent family who made their money in the London wine trade. According to some sources, Chaucer’s father, John, carried on the family wine business.

One of the greatest and most ambitious works in English literature, in the original Middle English. In these twenty-four tales, Chaucer displays a dazzling range of literary styles and conjures up a wonderfully vivid picture of medieval life. The Canterbury Tales depicts a storytelling competition between pilgrims drawn from all ranks of society. This is a freshly established Middle English text with standardized spelling and punctuation and on-page glossing.

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One of the greatest and most ambitious works in English literature, in the original Middle English

One of the greatest and most ambitious works in English literature, in the original Middle English.

Constructing Chaucer: Author and Autofiction in the Critical Tradition. Download (PDF). Читать. Visual Power and Fame in Rene d'Anjou, Geoffrey Chaucer, and the Black Prince (The New Middle Ages).

Geoffrey Chaucer Biography - Geoffrey Chaucer was born in 1343, to John Chaucer a vintner and deputy to the King. Chaucer, his family name is derived from the French word 'chausseur'. Geoffrey Chaucer was born in 1343, to John Chaucer a vintner and deputy to the King. Chaucer, his family name is derived from the French word ‘chausseur’ meaning shoemaker. As Chaucer was a public servant his life is well known with five hundred of his writings as a witness to his remarkable career. Chaucer first came into the scene as a page to the noblewoman Elizabeth de Burgh, the Countess of Ulster.

This volume situates Chaucer's life and writings within the context of fourteenth-century history, national and international, giving a broad general outline of the period for those coming to it for the first time. The book focuses on particular poetic texts, including The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The Book of the Duchess and The Parliament of Fowls, interpreting them in the light of contemporary ideology and literary practice, and underlining the specific relations between texts and audiences in a manuscript culture.
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