Oxford Student Texts: Chaucer: The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer


Oxford Student Texts: Chaucer: The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

One of a series designed to provide a new, accessible approach to the works of great poets and playwrights. Each text includes general notes on the text; discussion of themes, issues and context; and suggestions for further reading.

About the Author

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a Justice of the Peace and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey.

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192 pages


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Publication date

11th September 2008



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