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Chaucer.

Author: Raymond Preston
Publisher: London, New York, Sheed and Ward [1952]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this book is to interpret the work of Chaucer to the modern reader. This for a twofold reason: the modern reader does need help in order to understand Chaucher, and Chaucer is worth the effort of understanding.
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Preston, Raymond.
Chaucer.
London, New York, Sheed and Ward [1952]
(OCoLC)569369054
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Preston
ISBN: 0837114780 9780837114781
OCLC Number: 778172
Description: 325 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: Many a lecherous lay --
To the parliament of birds reduced to love --
The poetry of the Book of Troilus --
Two books of the Book of Troilus --
The book of Troilus ends --
Prelude to a glorious legend --
Of women that were called good --
Canterbury prologue --
Knight and lady: churl and leman --
Tragical-comical-historical-martyrological --
Evil and the physician --
Of woe that is in marriage --
And Launcelot he is dead --
Odour of sanctity, stench of alchemy --
The sum of penitence, and of vices --
Epilogue.

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The aim of this book is to interpret the work of Chaucer to the modern reader. This for a twofold reason: the modern reader does need help in order to understand Chaucher, and Chaucer is worth the effort of understanding.

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