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The Life and Times of Chaucer

Author: John Gardner
Publisher: Newburyport : Open Road Media, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The pinnacle of Gardner's medieval scholarship: a fascinating re-creation of the world of one of history's greatest writers In this exquisite biography, John Gardner brings to life Geoffrey Chaucer, illuminating his writings and their inspiration like never before. Through exhaustive research and expert storytelling, Gardner takes readers through Chaucer's varied career-from writing The Canterbury Tales to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Gardner
ISBN: 1453203788 9781453203781
OCLC Number: 1162169587
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (840 p.)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; ONE: Chaucer's Ancestry and Some Remarks on Fourteenth-Century English History; TWO: Chaucer's Youth and Early Education-Life and the Specter of Death on the Ringing Isle (c. 1340-1357); THREE: Chaucer as Young Courtier, Soldier, and, in Some Sense, Lover (1357-1360); FOUR: Chaucer's Further Education, a Summary of Some Fourteenth-Century Ideas of Great Importance to Chaucer, and the Poet's Marriage to Philippa Roet-Speculations and Scurrilous Gossip (1360-1367) FIVE: Significant Moments and Influences: Pedro the Cruel, Two Deaths, that Shameless Woman and Wanton Harlot Alice Perrers, and Italian Artistic Humanism (1367-1373)SIX: Chaucer's Adventures as Celebrated Poet, Civil Servant, and Diplomat in the Declining Years of King Edward III (1374-1377), with Some Remarks on Chaucer's Honesty and Comments on his Art; SEVEN: Life During the Minority of Richard II-The Peasants' Revolt and Its Aftermath (1377-c. 1385), with More Scurrilous Gossip; EIGHT: The Rise of Gloucester and Chaucer's Fortunes as a Royalist in Evil Times (c. 1385-1389) NINE: The Deaths of Gloucester, John of Gaunt, and the Hero of this BookAPPENDIX: The Pronunciation of Chaucer's Middle English; Notes; Index; A Biography of John Gardner; Copyright Page

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The pinnacle of Gardner's medieval scholarship: a fascinating re-creation of the world of one of history's greatest writers In this exquisite biography, John Gardner brings to life Geoffrey Chaucer, illuminating his writings and their inspiration like never before. Through exhaustive research and expert storytelling, Gardner takes readers through Chaucer's varied career-from writing The Canterbury Tales to performing diplomatic work at the Parliament-and creates a fully realized portrait of an author whose work would remake the English language forever. Written with passion and insi.

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