Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2019

168 Pages | 16 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198767718

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Geoffrey Chaucer: A Very Short Introduction

David Wallace

Very Short Introductions

  • Offers an engaging introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer's works, informed by his own life and the times he was writing in
  • Analyses the lasting appeal of Chaucer's works, and considers their adaptations and performances through the centuries since they were written
  • Draws out some of the most innovative features of Chaucer's work, such as his blend of genres and strong female voices, and discusses why these made his writing so unique
  • Considers Chaucer as a playwright, writer, and poet, and discusses these seperate features of his work
  • Previously published in hardback as Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Introduction
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide