Chaucer 1340-1400 The Life and Times of the First English Poet

Heftet / 2002 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781841194639
Publisert
2002
Utgiver
Vendor
Robinson Publishing
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
320
Vekt
360 gr
Høyde
203 mm
Bredde
127 mm
Tykkelse
19 mm
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Chaucer 1340-1400 The Life and Times of the First English Poet

Heftet / 2002 / Engelsk
This first, and some would say greatest, poet of the English language stands before the gateway of the early modern age. He lived at a time when the elite languages of former conquerors, French and Latin, were both giving way to English - no longer just the vernacular of the common people, but increasingly the language of the court, the law, and of literature. Richard West weaves a fascinating picture of this extraordinary man, whose character has puzzled lovers of his comic masterpiece, "The Canterbury Tales". How did he remain so apparently cheerful and serene, through one of the cruellest eras of history? As a child he survived the Black Death, later he fought in France during the Hundred Years War, served as a diplomat in Italy, and became an MP at the angry beginnings of the Protestant Reformation, the Peasants' Revolt and the overthrow of Richard II.
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The first great Englishman and his 'calamitous' century
'What Richard West does, in this lively and entertaining volume . . . is to tell a series of stories about Chaucer, his age, and his works . . . West provides examples of the text in both its original and modernised form, tempting his readers to enjoy the experience of meeting Chaucer face to face. * BBC History Magazine *West has written a genuinely fascinating book, the best kind of popular history . . . * Literary Review *
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The first great Englishman and his 'calamitous' century
Richard West is a journalist and writer who contributes regularly to The Times Literary Supplement and the Spectator. He has written many books, including a much-admired biography of Daniel Defoe, and is married to the writer Mary Kenny.
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ISBN13
9781841194639
Publisert
2002
Utgiver
Vendor
Robinson Publishing
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
320
Vekt
360 gr
Høyde
203 mm
Bredde
127 mm
Tykkelse
19 mm
Se alle
Forfatter