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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury

Autor: Strohm, Paul

Editorial: Penguin Books

Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)

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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury : A lively, concise biography of the father of English literature and the tumultuous year that led to The Canterbury Tales
 
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’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.

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’s journey from personal crisis to rebirth as the immortal poet of The Canterbury Tales. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Biografía y Autobiografía   Literary
Crítica Literaria   Medieval

ISBN 13:9780143127833
ISBN 10:0143127837
Formato:Papel Delgado (Paperback)
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:304
Tamaño:8.09" l x 5.30" w x 0.85" h
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