Volume 4 of The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer edited by Reverend Walter W. Skeat. This book includes the complete Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English with extensive notes, published by Oxford University in 1900. According to Wikipedia: "Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin."
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The Canterbury Tales, in Middle English, the Oxford edition of 1900 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I genuenly, enjoyed reading this book. Well in to the book, the author creates an enticing story,and at the same time, he incorperates many facts about Geoffery's life. This book somehow took you to another world, Geoffrey Chaucer's world. It took you through all is experiences and inform you about his influences. Honestly, this book has given me a new look on biographies. Robert Payne, does well job in communicating his thoughts. There were very few opinions in this book, most assumptions is not facts. I believe that his purpose was only to inform about Geoffrey Chaucer. Also he simply could have just been trying to raise his popularity. I assume this because of his multiple commitments to his life. He's taught about him and he was performing an experiment involving him at the time this piece was published. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn about Geoffrey Chaucer or have another view of the European Renaissance. The reason for this is because the author makes it so learning about Geoffrey Chaucer is simple and not difficult to understand or keep interest.