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Troilus and Criseyde (Dodo Press)
     

Troilus and Criseyde (Dodo Press)

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by Geoffrey Chaucer
 

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Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400? ) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin. Chaucer’s first major work, The

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Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400? ) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin. Chaucer’s first major work, The Book of the Duchess (1369), was an elegy for Blanche of Lancaster. Two other early works were Anelida and Arcite and The House of Fame (1380). He wrote many of his major works in a prolific period when he held the job of customs comptroller for London (1374 to 1386). His Parlement of Foules (1380), The Legend of Good Women (1386) and Troilus and Criseyde (1386) all date from this time. He is best known as the writer of The Canterbury Tales (c1400), which is a collection of stories told by fictional pilgrims on the road to the cathedral at Canterbury; these tales would help to shape English literature.

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ISBN-13:
9781409918226
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Troilus and Criseyde 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ClaireWilPratt More than 1 year ago
This book was good but i've read better. I thought the writting was good but it just didn't keep me interested. Try reading Chaucer and War by John Pratt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chaucer creates a new approach to the tradition of courtly love in medieval French and English literature. A master of style, he brilliantly shows the complexity of love and also the folly inherent in courtly love. A great read, funny and sad with beautiful language.