The Canterbury Tales

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Jun 26, 2018 - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 234 pages

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, an English poet, "the father of an English poetry" is an unfinished collection of 22 poems and two prosaic novellas, united by a common frame: the stories are told by the pilgrims who travel to bow to the remains of Saint Thomas Backet at Canterbury.
The book displays brightly wonderful features of Chaucer's humanity: optimistic life attitude, interest in a specific person, social equity feeling, nationality and democracy. In his collection Chaucer managed to show a wide picture of the English reality of that era.

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About the author (2018)

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 - 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.

While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten-year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works, which include The Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde. He is best known today for The Canterbury Tales.

Chaucer was a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular, Middle English, at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.


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