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Troilus and Criseyde

Troilus and Criseyde

A New Translation

by Geoffrey Chaucer
Paperback
Publication Date: 13/11/2008
RRP  $21.50 $21.25
This is a new translation into contemporary English of Chaucer's greatest single poem which can be read alongside the Middle English original, or as an accurate and readable version in its own right.
ISBN:
9780199555079
9780199555079
Category:
Poetry by individual poets
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
13-11-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
196x128x12mm
Weight:
0.18kg
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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