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Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer (/ˈtʃɔːsər/; c. 1343 - 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author,... show more



Geoffrey Chaucer (/ˈtʃɔːsər/; c. 1343 - 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten-year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works, which include The Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde. He is best known today for The Canterbury Tales.Chaucer was a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular, Middle English, at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Unknown British 17th century (object page; previous upload was here) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Died: October 07, 1400
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Bookin' It
Bookin' It rated it 12 months ago
Chancer's Canterbury Tales have always been classics. This version just made them a little more fun for me. I love the mid-evil, and hilarious collection of the 9 tales, along with the comic-style illustrations. Students in 5th and 6th grades will get the most from this selection. This book work...
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Url Phantomhive rated it 1 year ago
We didn't read this in class. Of course, we talked about the Canterbury Tales but actually reading it, no. That's why I was pleased to see it as a part of the Little Black Classics, giving me the opportunity to read a small part without necessary the feeling that I should read it all. The story su...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 year ago
Dear Whatever you are, Before you write that book with thinly disguised rape between the two leads, I really think you should read this. Honesty. Thank you.
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bestwineforlast rated it 2 years ago
Good
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XLeptodactylous rated it 2 years ago
Geoffrey Chaucer was an English 14th Century diplomat and philosopher amongst other things, though is best known for being a Poet and writing the Canterbury Tales. The Canterbury Tales were written during the 100 years war and tell of a group of pilgrims on they way to Canterbury Cathedral to visit ...
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