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Geoffrey Chaucer

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Published by Harvester Wheatsheaf in New York, London .
Written in English


  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, -- d. 1400 -- Characters -- Women.,
  • Women -- England -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.,
  • Feminism and literature -- England.,
  • Women in literature.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJill Mann.
SeriesFeminist readings, Feminist readings (New York, N.Y.)
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 222 p. ;
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15311199M
ISBN 100710810059, 0710812752
LC Control Number90042429

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Geoffrey Chaucer (jĕf´rē chô´sər), c–, English poet, one of the most important figures in English literature. Life and Career The known facts of Chaucer's life are fragmentary and are based almost entirely on official records. He was born in London between and , the son of John Chaucer, a vintner. Apr 30,  · The Book of the Duchess is the first major work of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (l. c. CE), best known for his masterpiece The Canterbury Tales, composed in the last twelve years of his life and left unfinished at his death. The Canterbury Tales, first published c. CE by William Caxton, became so popular that Chaucer’s earlier work was overshadowed, only receiving Author: Joshua J. Mark. Jan 24,  · Chaucer’s Canterbury Road. In Geoffrey Chaucer endured the worst year of his life, but he also made his best decision, or at least the decision for which we’re most grateful Paul Strohm. Geoffrey Chaucer was born in , 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.

Mar 01,  · The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here /5. It provides a wide range of glossed Middle English texts and translations of analogues relevant to Chaucer's works, as well as selections from relevant works by earlier and later writers, critical articles from a variety of perspectives, graphics, and general information on life in the Middle Ages. Geoffrey Chaucer, the outstanding English poet before Shakespeare. His The Canterbury Tales ranks as one of the greatest poetic works in English. He also contributed in the second half of the 14th century to the management of public affairs as courtier, diplomat, and civil servant. THE CANTERBURY TALES. Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London, the son of a vintner, in about He is known to have been a page to the Countess of Ulster in , and Edward III valued him highly enough to pay a part of his ransom in , after he had been captured fighting in France/5.