Geoffrey Chaucer (Authors in Context)

Geoffrey Chaucer (Authors in Context) by Peter Brown (2011 Paperback)


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Very good condition used Paperback.

2011 First Oxford World’s Classics Edition
published by Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Author: Peter Brown.
ISBN: 9780192804297.
Approx dims: 195mm h x 130mm w x18mm d.

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Geoffrey Chaucer (Authors in Context) (Oxford World’s Classics)

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Very good condition used Paperback.

2011 First Oxford World’s Classics Edition published by Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Author: Peter Brown.
ISBN: 9780192804297.
Approx dims: 195mm h x 130mm w x 18mm d.

Intact clean condition pictorial covers with slight rubbing and signs of handling. Intact spine. 254 clean, slightly off white pages of English text with 8 b&w illustrations. Some neat black ink Chinese lettering to inside title page, no other inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Geoffrey Chaucer (Authors in Context):

”Chaucer lived through a period of extraordinary upheaval: a protracted war with France, devastating plague, the peasants’ revolt, religious controversy, and the overthrow of the king. Compact and comprehensive, this book offers a wide-ranging account of the medieval society from which works such as The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde sprang, and shows how these and other works manifest that society in fictional form.

Significant aspects of the literary scene, such as patronage, audience, and performance, help to place Chaucer’s practices in their historical framework, and his treatment of love, paganism, and reality are framed within their intellectual and philosophical contexts. The modern reception of Chaucer in film and television adaptations is also examined. Seen through the lens of his cultural experience, this is the perfect critical companion to Chaucer’s life and poetry.

The book includes a chronology of Chaucer’s life and time, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index.

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