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Geoffrey Chaucer - The Portable Chaucer (Penguin Classics) - 9780140150810 - KEX0277342
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The Portable Chaucer (Penguin Classics)

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Description for The Portable Chaucer (Penguin Classics) Paperback. 8vo Very good copy.
In the fourteenth century Geoffrey Chaucer, who served three kings as a customs official and special envoy, virtually invented English poetry. He did so by wedding the language of common speech to metrical verse, creating a medium that could accommodate tales of courtly romance, bawdy fabliaux, astute psychological portraiture, dramatic monologues, moral allegories, and its author’s astonishing learning in fields from philosophy to medicine and astrology. Chaucer’s accomplishment is unequalled by any poet before Shakespeare and—in The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida—ranks with that of the great English novelists.
Both The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida are ... Read more

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About Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London, the son of a wine-merchant, in about 1342, and as he spent his life in royal government service his career happens to be unusually well documented. By 1357 Chaucer was a page to the wife of Prince Lionel, second son of Edward III, and it was while in the prince's service that Chaucer ... Read more

Reviews for The Portable Chaucer (Penguin Classics)
“The most successful translations of Chaucer’s poetry that I have ever seen.”—Chicago Tribune

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