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Published: 25 September 2011

256 Pages | 8 b/w illus., including one map

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780192804297

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Geoffrey Chaucer (Authors in Context)

Peter Brown

Oxford World's Classics

  • Part of the Authors in Context series within OWC, Geoffrey Chaucer is a lively, accessible, and critically topical exploration of Chaucer's work in relation to the age in which he lived, and in modern contexts such as the stage, film, and television.
  • An invaluable compact and comprehensive account of Chaucer's life set against the historical and cultural events, and the underlying intellectual concepts, that had direct and indirect impact on his writing.
  • Illuminates major works such as The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde by demonstrating how subjects crucial to an understanding of Chaucer's writing, such as religion, war, astrology and so on, manifest themselves in fictional form.
  • Covers key aspects of the literary scene, such as patronage, audience, performance, genre and manuscript culture.
  • Includes a chronology, further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index.

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