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A Reader's Guide to Geoffrey Chaucer
     

A Reader's Guide to Geoffrey Chaucer

by Muriel Amanda Bowden
 

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This is a reissue of Muriel Bowden's 1964 introduction to Chaucer which argues that an examination of his works is not valid without a consideration of the 14th-century environment in which they were created. An initial broad discussion of Chaucer's life and works is followed by three sections which examine the influence of 14th-century social principles, religion,

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This is a reissue of Muriel Bowden's 1964 introduction to Chaucer which argues that an examination of his works is not valid without a consideration of the 14th-century environment in which they were created. An initial broad discussion of Chaucer's life and works is followed by three sections which examine the influence of 14th-century social principles, religion, philosophy, chivalry and literature on The Canterbury Tales , the Love-Vision poems and Troilus and Criseyde . Although this book is now almost forty years old, its argument remains a valid one.

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Paperbound reprint of a 1964 work (Noonday Press). With consideration to both Chaucer's literary works and his life, Bowden (an author with no cited university affiliation) situates Chaucer's writing in its historical and biographical contexts. The introductory chapter describes Chaucer's activities as a 14th century diplomat and government official. Other chapters focus on the influences behind , , and . A glossary is also included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815606963
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Series:
Reader's Guide Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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