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Geoffrey Chaucer - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Geoffrey Chaucer

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Geoffrey Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
(? - 1400)

 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born: London, England
 
Died: 1400
London, England
 
Related authors:
William Caxton, William Morris
 
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Geoffrey Chaucer - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/14/2003     Chaucer, The Parliament of Fowls, Valentine's Day
Chaucer is usually seen as the father, if not savior, of English literature: he rescued the language from the French, he broke the formula-writing of the Church and Court, he created The Canterbury Tales. Although The Parliament of Fowls is less known, it has been called "the finest occasional poem in the English language," and through it Chaucer may be able to claim another paternity: that of Valentine's Day.
4/18/1394     Chaucer's Pilgrims
On this day (or possibly the next) in 1394, Geoffrey Chaucer's twenty-nine pilgrims met at the Tabard Inn in Southwark to prepare for their departure to Canterbury. Chaucer's intention was to have his pilgrims arrive on Easter morning, after a fifty-five-mile hike through a pleasant English springtime; the pilgrims never made it, though the poetry endures.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Canterbury Tales (Middle English Edition)
poetry
 
The Canterbury Tales, in Modern English
by Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill (Translator)
poetry
 
The Canterbury Tales: Illustrated Prologue
by Geoffrey Chaucer, Michael Alexander (Editor)
poetry, illustrations
 
The Riverside Chaucer
by Geoffrey Chaucer, Larry D. Benson (Editor)
anthology, poetry
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Chaucer
by G. K. Chesterton
biography
 
Chaucer: The Life and Times of the First English Poet
by Richard West
literary history, criticism
 
Daily Life in Chaucer's England
by Jeffrey L. Singman, Will McLean
history
 
English Poetry Before Chaucer
by Michael Swanton
literary history, poetry
 
Magic in Medieval Romance from Chretien De Troyes to Geoffrey Chaucer
by Michelle Sweeney
non-fiction
 
The Cambridge Chaucer Companion
by Piero Boitani (Editor), Jill Mann (Editor)
guide, anthology, poetry
 
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Annotated Guide to Online Resources
Links to all-things-Chaucer, including electronic texts, biographies and life timelines, bibliographies, educational resources, images, language aids and glossaries, audio files, study guides, and literary criticism and analysis.
Geoffrey Chaucer Website
A comprehensive website at Harvard University offering a biography, chronology of events in the author's life and times, an electronic edition of The Canterbury Tales, lessons on reading (and teaching yourself) Middle English, and information about pronunciation, grammer and language. Also offers commentary and analysis on subjects including English Romance, love, lyric poetry, courtly love, rhetoric and style, medieval science and literary concordances with Boethius, Dante, Ovid, Petrarch, Virgil, John Dryden, and others.
Luminarium.org
An extensive collection of links to essays and articles about Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, Parliament of Fowles, and The Book of the Duchess. Numerous biographies are also available.
The Electronic Canterbury Tales
Complete collection of fragments in both Modern and Middle Engligh and recommended Internet resources, including related epics and sagas. Also links to websites providing educational resources and course syllabi, and historical and cultural background on such subjects as mythology and folklore, the rise of Christianity, medieval feudalism and the revival of towns and commerce, the black plague, and other topics. Multimedia resources (images, audio files) are also provided.
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