The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer
A Critical Biography
By (author) Derek Pearsall
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Life of Geoffrey Chaucer by Derek Pearsall
Book DescriptionThis important new critical biography traces in carefully considered detail what is known of Geoffrey Chaucer's personal life while exploring the fascinating relationship between the man of affairs, who made so many 'improvisations and accommodations' to ensure his own survival, and the poet. A major reexamination of England's greatest narrative poet, it is supplemented with reproductions of Chaucer portraits and other illustrations, including maps of medieval England.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557866653
(229mm x 154mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Derek Pearsall
Derek Pearsall is Gurney Professor of English at Harvard University and was Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York, 1965-85. His numerous publications include John Lydgate (1970), Old English and Middle English Poetry (1977), The Canterbury Tales: A Critical Study (1985) and An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Langland (1990).
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