Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Hardback Publication Date: 27/10/1999

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Geoffrey Chaucer was born c.1340, the son of a London vintner. This collection covers not just The Canterbury Tales, but works such as Troilus and Cresyde. He was an active public servant, at various times a diplomat, soldier, customs official, MP, and knight of the shire. He died in 1400.
ISBN:
9780747546962
9780747546962
Category:
Poetry by individual poets
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
27-10-1999
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
96
Dimensions (mm):
216x110x21mm
Weight:
0.23kg
Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer 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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