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An introduction to Chaucer

Author: Derek Brewer
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this text, the poems and the life of Chaucer are set within the wider social, cultural and literary context of the age. The book presents a comprehensive account of the poetry, and incorporates  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Brewer
ISBN: 0582493560 9780582493568
OCLC Number: 10429945
Description: vii, 263 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface 1. In the Beginning 2. Chaucer's Schooling 3. The Courtly Life 4. The English and European Literary Traditions 5. A Working Courtier and The Book of the Duchess 6. Diplomat and Civil Servant 7. From House of Fame to Parliament of Fowls 8. From Boethius to Venus 9. A Philosophical Romance: The Knight's Tale 10. A Philosophical Romance: Troilus and Criseyde 11. The Legend of Good Women 12. Prologue to the Canterbury Tales 13. The Canterbury Tales 14. The Last Years Select Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Derek Brewer.
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"...immensely readable...extremely lucid...as eminently wise and warm as Chaucer's own writing." Times Educational Supplement "...as benign and sensible as ever." Times Higher Education Supplement

 
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