Geoffrey Chaucer of England
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Geoffrey Chaucer of England by Marchette Chute

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Published by Dutton in New York .
Written in English


  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, 1340-1400

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SeriesDutton paperbacks, D23
The Physical Object
Pagination347 p. carte
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22203639M

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Geoffrey Chaucer, (born c. /43, London?, England—died Octo , London), the outstanding English poet before Shakespeare and “the first finder of our language.” His The Canterbury Tales ranks as one of the greatest poetic works in English. He also contributed importantly in the second half of the 14th century to the management of public affairs as . Chaucer made English respectable. His poetry was so influential that within his lifetime the language of the English court changed from French to English. The poet who emerges in “Geoffrey Chaucer of England,” by independent scholar Marchette Chute, is a delightful fellow—mild tempered, broad-minded, unprejudiced, hopelessly optimistic.5/5(2).   The legendary 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer died Octo in London, England. He died of unknown causes and was 60 years old at the time. Chaucer was buried in Westminster Abbey.   Geoffrey Chaucer is the most famous writer of Medieval England. Geoffrey Chaucer immortalised Medieval England in the ‘Canterbury Tales’ – the stories of various people gravitating to Canterbury Cathedral at the end of a pilgrimage. Geoffrey Chaucer has to go down as one of Britain’s finest writers. No one knows the exact date of Chaucer’s .

Geoffrey Chaucer was born between the years , the son of John and Agnes (de Copton) Chaucer. Chaucer was descended from two generations of wealthy vintners who had everything but a title and in Chaucer began pursuing a position at court. As a squire in the court of Elizabeth, Countess of Ulster, the wife of Lionel, Earl of Ulster (later Duke of .   Before "The Canterbury Tales," Geoffrey Chaucer was a teenage fashion plate, prisoner of war, a traveler. We dig into a new biography. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Chute, Marchette, Geoffrey Chaucer of England. London: Souvenir Press, , © (OCoLC) Geoffrey Chaucer was born between and , probably in London. His father was a prosperous wine merchant. We do not know any details of his early life and education. In .

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer recounts twenty different stories recounted by a diverse group of pilgrims who gather at The Tabard Inn in Southwark, near London, before setting out for the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. Chaucer, who lived in medieval England during an eventful period in English history, is known as the 4/5(3). Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Vol. VII: Chaucerian and Other Pieces, Being a Supplement to the Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (in Seven Volu Geoffrey Chaucer $ . COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . During – Chaucer was in France with Prince Lionel (–). This was during the period of the Hundred Years' War (–) between England and France. Chaucer was taken prisoner. The English King Edward III (–) paid a ransom for his release. Little is known of Chaucer for the next six years.