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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury

Author: Strohm, Paul

Publisher: Penguin Books

Format:Paperback

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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury : <b>A lively, concise biography of the father of English literature and the tumultuous year that led to <i>The Canterbury Tales</i></b><br /> &nbsp;<br /> At the beginning of 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer - lauded today as the father of English literature - was a middle-aged Londoner with a modest bureaucratic post; his literary successes had been confined to a small audience of intimate friends. But by year&#8217;s end, he was swept up in a series of disastrous events that would ultimately leave him jobless, homeless, separated from his wife, and exiled in the countryside of Kent. Unbroken by these worldly reversals, Chaucer pursued a new life in art.<br /> <br /> In this highly accessible social history, Paul Strohm, one of the finest medievalists of our time, vividly recreates the bustle of everyday life in fourteenth-century London while he unveils the fascinating story behind Chaucer&#8217;s journey from personal crisis to rebirth as the immortal poet of <i>The Canterbury Tales</i>.


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Biography & Autobiography   Literary
Literary Criticism   Medieval

ISBN 13:9780143127833
ISBN 10:0143127837
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:304
Size:8.09" l x 5.30" w x 0.85" h
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