Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: Including the Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Cressida and More

MobileReference, 15 déc. 2009 - 855 pages
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This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. This Collection Includes: The Canterbury Tales The Assembly of Fowls Chaucer's A. B. C Chaucer's Dream The Court of Love The Cuckoo and the Nightingale The House of Fame The Legend of Good Women Miscellaneous Poems Troilus and Cressida Appendix Geoffrey Chaucer Biography

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Chaucers A B C
The Canons Yeomans Tale 1
The Manciples Tale
The Parsons Tale
Chaucers Dream
The Court of Love
The Cuckoo and the Nightingale
The House of Fame
The Legend of Good Women

The Assembly of Fowls
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
The Knights Tale 1
The Millers Tale
The Reeves Tale
The Cooks Tale
The Man of Laws Tale
The Wife of Baths Tale
The Friars Tale
The Sompnours Tale
The Clerks Tale
The Merchants Tale
The Squires Tale
The Franklins Tale
The Doctors Tale
The Pardoners Tale
The Shipmans Tale1
The Prioresss Tale
Chaucers Tale of Sir Thopas
Chaucers Tale of Meliboeus
The Monks Tale
The Nuns Priests Tale
The Second Nuns Tale 1
Miscellaneous Poems
A Goodly Ballad of Chaucer1
A Ballad Sent to King Richard
LEnvoy of Chaucer to Bukton 1
A Ballad of Gentleness
The Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse
Good Counsel of Chaucer 1
Proverbs of Chaucer 1
Virelay 1
Since I From Love 1
Troilus and Cressida
The First Book
The Second Book
The Third Book
The Fourth Book
The Fifth Book
Geoffrey Chaucer
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Geoffrey Chaucer, one of England's greatest poets, was born in London about 1340, the son of a wine merchant and deputy to the king's butler and his wife Agnes. Not much is known of Chaucer's early life and education, other than he learned to read French, Latin, and Italian. His experiences as a civil servant and diplomat are said to have developed his fascination with people and his knowledge of English life. In 1359-1360 Chaucer traveled with King Edward III's army to France during the Hundred Years' War and was captured in Ardennes. He returned to England after the Treaty of Bretigny when the King paid his ransom. In 1366 he married Philippa Roet, one of Queen Philippa's ladies, who gave him two sons and two daughters. Chaucer remained in royal service traveling to Flanders, Italy, and Spain. These travels would all have a great influence on his work. His early writing was influenced by the French tradition of courtly love poetry, and his later work by the Italians, especially Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch. Chaucer wrote in Middle English, the form of English used from 1100 to about 1485. He is given the designation of the first English poet to use rhymed couplets in iambic pentameter and to compose successfully in the vernacular. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is a collection of humorous, bawdy, and poignant stories told by a group of fictional pilgrims traveling to the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket. It is considered to be among the masterpieces of literature. His works also include The Book of the Duchess, inspired by the death of John Gaunt's first wife; House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls, and The Legend of Good Women. Troilus and Criseyde, adapted from a love story by Boccaccio, is one of his greatest poems apart from The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer died in London on October 25, 1400. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, in what is now called Poet's Corner.

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