Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury

Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury


A energetic, concise biography of the daddy of English literature and the tumultuous yr that resulted in The Canterbury Tales
 
At the start of 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer—lauded this present day because the father of English literature—was a middle-aged Londoner with a modest bureaucratic submit; his literary successes were restricted to a small viewers of intimate pals. yet through year’s finish, he was once swept up in a chain of disastrous occasions that may finally depart him jobless, homeless, separated from his spouse, and exiled within the nation-state of Kent. Unbroken by means of those worldly reversals, Chaucer pursued a brand new existence in art.

In this hugely available social background, Paul Strohm, one of many most interesting medievalists of our time, vividly recreates the bustle of way of life in fourteenth-century London whereas he unveils the interesting tale in the back of Chaucer’s trip from own trouble to rebirth because the immortal poet of The Canterbury Tales.

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