Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

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Fourteenth-century author, poet, and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer is best known for ""The Canterbury Tales,"" his major literary achievement. ""The Canterbury Tales"" is a collection of stories as told by fictional pilgrims on their way to the cathedral at Canterbury. The work is remarkable for its use of the English vernacular and its realistic characters. The essays featured in this updated volume lucidly attest to the power, influence, and importance of Chaucer's writings.
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  • Paperback | 259 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • Broomall, United States
  • English
  • Updated ed.
  • 0791094383
  • 9780791094389

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"The accounts offer students an opportunity to absorb serious analytical styles." ..."excellent critical guide sets edited by Harold Bloom...recommended picks for audiences of young adults studying literature." "A publishing venture almost without precedent both in its scope and in the fact that it is guided by a single critical intelligence." "This collection of previously published essays, edited by the distinguished literary scholar Harold Bloom, is an excellent addition to the Wells critical canon." "Harold Bloom adds some fantastic critical literary guides, providing interpretations and issues that should reach a wide audience from adults to young adults at the high school and college levels."
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