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The Canterbury Tales, And Other Poems

By: Geoffrey Chaucer
Published By: Double9 Books
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Geoffrey Chaucer penned "The Canterbury Tales," a collection of tales, in the late 14th century. It is a collection of stories, each given by a different traveler from London to Canterbury. The stories deal with a broad variety of subjects, including morality and societal critique as well as romance and adventure. The book also contains numerous additional works by Chaucer, such as "Troilus and Cressida" and "The Book of the Duchess," in addition to "The Canterbury Tales." These poems examine the intricacies of interpersonal relationships as well as themes of love and sorrow. One of the finest poets of the Middle Ages, Chaucer had a significant impact on English literature through his works. His works are renowned for their colorful characters, complex storylines, and lyrical language, which together provide a rich and nuanced portrayal of life in the Middle Ages. Scholars and readers all around the globe continue to study and admire "The Canterbury Tales" and other poetry by Chaucer. They provide enduring insights on the intricacies of the human experience as well as a fascinating window into the culture and society of the Middle Ages.

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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400) was an English poet and writer, widely regarded as one of the greatest poets in the English language. He is best known for his epic work "The Canterbury Tales," a collection of stories told by pilgrims on their way to the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. Chaucer was born into a family of wealthy merchants in London and was well-educated in several languages, including French and Italian. He worked as a civil servant and diplomat for much of his life, holding various positions in the court of King Edward III and later in the household of John of Gaunt. Chaucer began writing poetry in the 1360s, and his early works include "The Book of the Duchess" and "The House of Fame." However, it was "The Canterbury Tales" that cemented his reputation as a literary giant. The work, which was never completed, contains stories of all kinds, from bawdy jokes to poignant tragedies, and is notable for its vivid characterizations and its commentary on social and religious issues of the time. Chaucer's influence on English literature cannot be overstated. His works helped to establish English as a literary language in its own right, and his style and themes were emulated by countless writers in the centuries that followed.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 784 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357488502
  • ISBN-13: 9789357488501
  • Item Weight: 940.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 42.6 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Romance / Historical / Ancient World ,Juvenile Nonfiction / Adventure & Adventurers,Juvenile Nonfiction / History / Medieval