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Geoffrey Chaucer By Janette Dillon

Geoffrey Chaucer by Janette Dillon

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Summary

Focuses on poetic texts, including "The Canterbury Tales", "Troilus and Creseyde", "The Book of the Duchess" and "The Parliament of Fools", interpreting them within contemporary ideology and literary practice. It situates Chaucer's life and writings within the context of 14th-century history.

Geoffrey Chaucer Summary

Geoffrey Chaucer by Janette Dillon

This volume situates Chaucer's life and writings within the context of 14th-century history, national and international, giving a broad general outline of the period for those coming to it for the first time. It also focuses on particular poetic texts, including "The Canterbury Tales", "Troilus and Creseyde", "The Book of the Duchess" and "The Parliament of Fools", interpreting them in the light of contemporary ideology and literary practice.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - Introduction - Chaucer's Life and Times - Literary Production and Audience - Four Estates - Continental England - 'Greet Altercacioun': the Influence of Philosophy - 'This Wrecched World': the Obsession with Death - Reputation and Influence - Chronology - Notes - Select Bibliography - Index

Additional information

GOR006579770
Geoffrey Chaucer by Janette Dillon
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
1993-05-11
224
0333542037
9780333542033
N/A
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