Chaucer's poetry: an anthology for the modern reader

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Ronald Press Co., 1975 - Literary Criticism - 1167 pages
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Contents

The Canterbury Tales
5
The Merchants Tale
306
The Franklins Tale
366
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Geoffrey Chaucer's Poetry
Geoffrey Chaucer's Poetry. English 451, Spring 1996. In this course we will read and study Geoffrey Chaucer's poetry--as much as can be comfortably read in ...
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JSTOR: Rhetorical Balance in Chaucer's Poetry
Rhetorical Balance in Chaucer's Poetry. Mary A. Hill. PMLA, Vol. 42, No. 4, 845-861. Dec., 1927. XLV RHETORICAL BALANCE IN CHAUCER'S POETRY* ODERN criticism ...
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A Chaucerian Cookery Part 1
The exact date of Chaucer's birth is not known, though it is generally believed to be somewhere between 1340 and 1350. His family can be traced back four ...
www.godecookery.com/ chaucer/ chaucer.htm

SOME RECENT BOOKS ON CHAUCER
150. SOME RECENT BOOKS ON CHAUCER. The common reader may sometimes be tempted to describe the labours. of Chaucerian scholars in the language of John ...
fmls.oxfordjournals.org/ cgi/ reprint/ II/ 2/ 150.pdf

dreamvis.html
Chaucer's Dream Poems. 1. Dream Poems in General ac Spearing: Medieval Dream Poetry (1976) cb Hieatt: The Realism of Dream Visions (1967) ...
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An Introduction to Chaucer
An Introduction to Chaucer. Chaucer’s Biography. Geoffrey Chaucer was born sometime in the early 1340s, the son of John Chaucer, a vintner (wine-merchant), ...
aspirations.english.cam.ac.uk/ converse/ chaucer/ introduction.doc

Essential Chaucer: Contemporary Social Conditions
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL CONDITIONS. [Cross-references included at the bottom of the page]. 54. AERS, DAVID. Chaucer, Langland, and the Creative Imagination. ...
colfa.utsa.edu/ chaucer/ ec7.html

CHAUCER’S WIFE OF BATH’S “FOOT- MANTEL” AND HER “HIPES LARGE”
CHAUCER’S WIFE OF BATH’S “FOOT-. MANTEL” AND HER “HIPES LARGE”. by Peter G. Beidler. Every Chaucerian is familiar with the description of the Wife of Bath ...
muse.jhu.edu/ journals/ chaucer_review/ v034/ 34.4beidler.pdf

Chaucer's "Shaply" Guildsmen and Mercantile Pretensions
Chaucer's "Shaply" Guildsmen and Mercantile Pretensions. Destinations:. Select One, Home, cv, Courses, WCU English, WCU Library, WCU Home ...
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK OLI Orbis Litterarum 0105-7510 ...
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About the author (1975)

Geoffrey Chaucer, one of England's greatest poets, was born in London about 1340, the son of a wine merchant and deputy to the king's butler and his wife Agnes. Not much is known of Chaucer's early life and education, other than he learned to read French, Latin, and Italian. His experiences as a civil servant and diplomat are said to have developed his fascination with people and his knowledge of English life. In 1359-1360 Chaucer traveled with King Edward III's army to France during the Hundred Years' War and was captured in Ardennes. He returned to England after the Treaty of Bretigny when the King paid his ransom. In 1366 he married Philippa Roet, one of Queen Philippa's ladies, who gave him two sons and two daughters. Chaucer remained in royal service traveling to Flanders, Italy, and Spain. These travels would all have a great influence on his work. His early writing was influenced by the French tradition of courtly love poetry, and his later work by the Italians, especially Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch. Chaucer wrote in Middle English, the form of English used from 1100 to about 1485. He is given the designation of the first English poet to use rhymed couplets in iambic pentameter and to compose successfully in the vernacular. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is a collection of humorous, bawdy, and poignant stories told by a group of fictional pilgrims traveling to the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket. It is considered to be among the masterpieces of literature. His works also include The Book of the Duchess, inspired by the death of John Gaunt's first wife; House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls, and The Legend of Good Women. Troilus and Criseyde, adapted from a love story by Boccaccio, is one of his greatest poems apart from The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer died in London on October 25, 1400. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, in what is now called Poet's Corner.

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