Chaucer's Boccaccio
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Chaucer's Boccaccio : Sources for <I>Troilus</I> and the <I>Knight's</I> and <I>Franklin's Tales</I>

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"The notes are a model of economy... The introduction is quite superb... The volume as a whole is a worthy addition to a series which has already begun to establish high expectations." TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

Chaucer made extensive use of Boccacio's romances as a basis for his major works, and any analysis of his handling of his sources must depend on a knowledge of the Italian poet's work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 231 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 412.77g
  • D.S. Brewer
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 085991349X
  • 9780859913492
  • 1,532,256

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Chaucer made extensive use of Boccaccio's romances as a basis for his major works, and any analysis of his handling of his sources must depend on a knowledge of the Italian poet's work. The introduction surveys both the milieu in which boccaccio worked and the nature of Chaucer's acquaintance with his poems together with appendices giving selections from other medieval writers who contributed to the matter of Troy.
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Table of contents

"Filostrato"; "Teseida" (excerpts); "Filocolo" IV, 31-4. Appendices: "The Fortunes of Troilus"; Benoit de Sainte-Maure. "Roman de Troie" (excerpts); Guido de Columnis, "Historia Destructionis Troiae" (excerpts).
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`His Filostrato has far more energy and subtlety than the R.K. Gordon version; it reminds us just how good Boccaccio is.' THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
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