Chaucer: his life, his works, his world

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Dutton, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 636 pages
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Revered for centuries as the father of English poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer was also a central man of his age--a courtier, soldier, diplomat, public official, a man of action, and a man of the world. In this award-winning biography, Donald R. Howard recreates the public, private, and poetic life of this extraordinary man.

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Geoffrey Chaucer died with his greatest work, the Canterbury Tales, unfinished. Is there perhaps a slight irony in the fact that Donald R. Howard died with this major work about Chaucer unfinished ... Read full review

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This book is 502 pages long (not including chronology, appendices, reference notes, and references), and I loved it. There are lots of things that are unknown about Chaucer's life, and Howard has ... Read full review


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