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📒Life Of Geoffrey Chaucer ✍ William Godwin
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📒The Works Of Geoffrey Chaucer ✍ Geoffrey Chaucer
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📒Chaucer ✍ Peter Ackroyd
✏Chaucer Book Summary : In the first in a new series of brief biographies, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brilliantly evokes the medieval world of England and provides an incomparable introduction to the great poet’s works. Geoffrey Chaucer, who died in 1400, lived a surprisingly eventful life. He served with the Duke of Clarence and with Edward III, and in 1359 was taken prisoner in France and ransomed. Through his wife, Philippa, he gained the patronage of John of Gaunt, which helped him carve out a career at Court. His posts included Controller of Customs at the Port of London, Knight of the Shire for Kent, and King's Forester. He went on numerous adventurous diplomatic missions to France and Italy. Yet he was also indicted for rape, sued for debt, and captured in battle. He began to write in the 1360s, and is now known as the father of English poetry. His Troilus and Criseyde is the first example of modern English literature, and his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, the forerunner of the English novel, dominated the last part of his life. In his lively style, Peter Ackroyd, one of the most acclaimed biographers and novelists writing today, brings us an eye-opening portrait, rich in drama and colorful historical detail, of a prolific, multifaceted genius. From the Hardcover edition.
📒Chaucer ✍ Janet Hubbard-Brown
✏Chaucer Book Summary : Best known for The Canterbury Tales, which recounted the stories of 23 pilgrims assembled at the Tabard Inn at Southbard.
📒Geoffrey Chaucer ✍ Harold Bloom
✏Geoffrey Chaucer Book Summary : Provides insight into Chaucer's Canterbury tales, along with a short biography of the poet.
📒Geoffrey Chaucer ✍ Steve Ellis
✏Geoffrey Chaucer Book Summary : This lucid study of Geoffrey Chaucer addresses both recent theoretical approaches to his work, as well as various popular tropes - 'Father of English Poetry', poet of 'Merrie England' - that have enshrined his status within a nationalist ideology. Feminist criticism and the work of Bakhtin receive particular attention as two of the most prominent concerns in recent Chaucer studies, and new readings that reconsider the political and social context of his writings are also discussed. In his stimulating re-evaluation of a wide range of Chaucer's work Steve Ellis gives full attention to the pre-Tales poetry, alongside the Canterbury Tales themselves.
📒Chaucer And The Subject Of History ✍ Lee Patterson
✏Chaucer and the Subject of History Book Summary : Renowned scholar of medieval literature, Lee Patterson, presents a compelling vision of the shape and direction of Geoffrey Chaucer's entire career in Chaucer and the Subject of History. Chaucer's interest in individuality was strikingly modern. At the same time he was profoundly aware of the pressures on individuality exerted by the past and by society--by history. This tension between the subject and history is Patterson's topic. He begins by showing how Chaucer's understanding of history as a subject for poetry--a world to be represented and a cultural force affecting human action--began to take shape in his poems on classical themes, especially in Troilus and Criseyde. Patterson's extended analysis of this profound yet deeply conflicted exploration of the relationship between "history" and "the subject" provides the basis for understanding Chaucer's shift to his contemporary world in the Canterbury Tales. There, in the shrewdest and most wide-ranging analysis of late medieval society we possess, Chaucer investigated not just the idea of history but the historical world intimately related to his own political and literary career. Patterson's chapters on individual tales clarify and confirm his provocative arguments. He shows, for example, how the Knight's Tale represents the contemporary crisis of governance in terms of a crisis in chivalric identity itself; how the Miller's Tale reflects the social pressures and rhetoric of peasant movements generally and the Rising of 1381 in particular; and how the tales of the Merchant and Shipman register the paradoxical placement of a bourgeois class lacking class identity. And Patterson's brilliant readings of the Wife of Bath's Tale--"the triumph of the subject"--and the Pardoner's Tale --"the subject of confession"--reveal how Chaucer reworked traditional materials to accomplish stunning innovations that make visible unmistakably social meanings. Chaucer and the Subject of History is a landmark book, one that will shape the way that Chaucer is read for years to come.
📒Chaucer ✍ David B. Raybin
✏Chaucer Book Summary : "Eleven essays that explore how modern scholarship interprets Chaucer's writings"--Provided by publisher.
📒Chaucer And Religion ✍ Helen Phillips
✏Chaucer and Religion Book Summary : Chaucer's writings (the 'Canterbury Tales', lyrics and dream poems and Troilus) are here freshly examined in relation to the religions, the religious traditions and the religious controversies of his era.
📒Geoffrey Chaucer ✍ Joanne Mattern
✏Geoffrey Chaucer Book Summary : Geoffrey Chaucer was a British poet during the Middle ages and is still considered one of the greatest English writers of all time. Through this intriguing biography, readers will learn about Chaucer's life as he took part in the Hundred Years War, worked for King Edward III, and went on to write the well-known collection, The Canterbury Tales. Featuring lively illustrations, fascinating facts and sidebars, easy-to-read text, an accommodating glossary, and helpful index, this book will have readers excited and eager to learn more about this influential author.