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Apr 27, 2004
| ISBN 9780140424218
Apr 30, 1971
| ISBN 9780140442397
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Apr 27, 2004 | ISBN 9780140424218
Apr 30, 1971 | ISBN 9780140442397
Chaucer’s longest complete poem is the supreme evocation of doomed courtly love in medieval English literature. Set during the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the poem relates how Troilus – with the help of Criseyde’s wily uncle Pandarus – persuades her to become his lover, only to be betrayed when she is handed over to the Greek camp and yields to Diomede.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), often referred to as “the grandfather of English literature,” is invariably ranked with Shakespeare and Milton as one of the three greatest poets of the English language. His masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, has been a touchstone for… More about Geoffrey Chaucer
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