Troilus and Cressida
Remarkable for his beauty and bravery, the warrior Troilus is an engaging youth who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tender-hearted woman driven to infidelity by circumstance. Regarded by many as Chaucer's most noble work of art, Troilus and Cressida is an outstanding choice... show more
Remarkable for his beauty and bravery, the warrior Troilus is an engaging youth who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tender-hearted woman driven to infidelity by circumstance. Regarded by many as Chaucer's most noble work of art, Troilus and Cressida is an outstanding choice for readers of mythology and medieval poetry.
Publish date: January 19th 2006
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
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www.bbc.co.uk*******************Dramatisation of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.One of the great works of English literature, this powerful, compelling story explores love from its first tentative beginnings through to passionate sensuality and eventual tragic disillusionment. Lavinia Greenlaw's new...
Read in college, although I'm not sure it was this edition. I liked it okay, mostly as a background for later literature. My professor for this, Roger Sale, spat a lot as he lectured on things he liked. I was careful to sit further back in the room, because he *really* seemed to like this one.
The story of Troilus and Criseyde (I will use that Chaucerian as opposed to the Shakespearian spelling here) dates back only a far as the middle ages, despite it being set during the Trojan War. The interesting thing is that while Troilus does appear in the Iliad, this particular story does not. I w...
Spoiler: You will hate Troilus--will truly, irrevocably HATE the man. But don't let that stop you from reading this! As always, Chaucer shows his genius with language and plot in this work while again satirizing courtly love. I suggest reading this in a class or with another person, as there are so ...
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