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Geoffrey Chaucer - Author

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.

Featured books by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

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Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/01/2003

In The Canterbury Tales , Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. This version of the text has been translated into modern English by Nevill Coghill. March 2011 Guest Editor Terry Jones explains why he has chosen this book: "Of course, I couldn’t leave Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales off my list. This book has probably had more direct effect on my life than any other. It has sent me all over the world talking about the Middle Ages. To begin with I just wanted to write an article about the Knight in the General Prologue – and I spent days when we were doing the Python TV shows, moon-lighting in the British Library trying to find out more about late fourteenth century militarism. This in turn lead me into reading more generally about the Medieval World and sparked a quasi-academic career for me that has run alongside my other stuff."

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Other books by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2018

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2018

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2018

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2018

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2017

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2017

The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale

The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by Maurice Hussey, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Clerk's Prologue and Tale

The Clerk's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Clerk's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by James Winny, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Prioress' Prologue and Tale

The Prioress' Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Prioress' Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by James Winny, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Franklin's Prologue and Tale

The Franklin's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Franklin's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by A. C. Spearing, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale

The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by A. C. Spearing, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Reeve's Prologue and Tale With the Cook's Prologue and the Fragment of His Tale

The Reeve's Prologue and Tale With the Cook's Prologue and the Fragment of His Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition includes the full, complete text of The Reeve's Prologue and Tale and The Cook's Prologue and the Fragment of his Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series. In the original Middle English, this edition includes an in-depth introduction by A. C. Spearing and J. E Spearing, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by James Winny, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Knight's Tale

The Knight's Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Knight's Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by A. C. Spearing, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Miller's Prologue and Tale

The Miller's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Miller's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by James Winny, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by James Winny, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale

The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by Maurice Hussey, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Merchant's Prologue and Tale

The Merchant's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

The classic respected series in a stunning new design. This edition of The Merchant's Prologue and Tale from the highly-respected Selected Tales series includes the full, complete text in the original Middle English, along with an in-depth introduction by Maurice Hussey, detailed notes and a comprehensive glossary.

The Merchant's Prologue and Tale

The Merchant's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. This stunning full-colour edition from the bestselling Cambridge School Chaucer series explores the complete text of The Merchant's Prologue and Tale through a wide range of classroom-tested activities and illustrated information, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words and suggestions for study. Cambridge School Chaucer makes medieval life and language more accessible, helping students appreciate Chaucer's brilliant characters, his wit, sense of irony and love of controversy.

The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. This stunning full-colour edition from the bestselling Cambridge School Chaucer series explores the complete text of The General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales through a wide range of classroom-tested activities and illustrated information, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words and suggestions for study. Cambridge School Chaucer makes medieval life and language more accessible, helping students appreciate Chaucer's brilliant characters, his wit, sense of irony and love of controversy.

The Franklin's Prologue and Tale

The Franklin's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. This stunning full-colour edition from the bestselling Cambridge School Chaucer series explores the complete text of The Franklin's Prologue and Tale through a wide range of classroom-tested activities and illustrated information, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words and suggestions for study. Cambridge School Chaucer makes medieval life and language more accessible, helping students appreciate Chaucer's brilliant characters, his wit, sense of irony and love of controversy.

The Miller's Prologue and Tale

The Miller's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. This stunning full-colour edition from the bestselling Cambridge School Chaucer series explores the complete text of The Miller's Prologue and Tale through a wide range of classroom-tested activities and illustrated information, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words and suggestions for study. Cambridge School Chaucer makes medieval life and language more accessible, helping students appreciate Chaucer's brilliant characters, his wit, sense of irony and love of controversy.

The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale

The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. This stunning full-colour edition from the bestselling Cambridge School Chaucer series explores the complete text of The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale through a wide range of classroom-tested activities and illustrated information, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of unfamiliar words and suggestions for study. Cambridge School Chaucer makes medieval life and language more accessible, helping students appreciate Chaucer's brilliant characters, his wit, sense of irony and love of controversy.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2015

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2015

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2015

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Tyrwhitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

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

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

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2008

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.

Prologue Canterbury Tales

Prologue Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2005

York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. This market-leading series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced intorduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

Oxford Playscripts: The Canterbury Tales

Oxford Playscripts: The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2003

An engaging classroom playscript. Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer is dead! In a dramatic attempt to bring him back to life, four medieval alchemists invite a group of Chaucer's best-known pilgrims - the Knight, the Wife of Bath, the Pardoner, the Nun's Priest, and the Miller - to tell their Canterbury Tales. New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale CD From The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Read by Elizabeth Salter

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale CD From The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer Read by Elizabeth Salter

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/01/1999

A well-established and respected series. Texts are in the original Middle English, and each has an introduction, detailed notes and a glossary. Selected titles are also available as CD recordings.

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/1997

A lively, humorous retelling for children of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean.

The Franklin's Prologue and Tale

The Franklin's Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/1994

A well-established and respected series. Texts are in the original Middle English, and each has an introduction, detailed notes and a glossary. Selected titles are also available as CD recordings.

Chaucer: The Knight's Tale

Chaucer: The Knight's Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, F. W. Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/1992

Part of a series of literature guides designed for GCSE coursework requirements, this book contains - author details, background to the work, summaries of the text, critical commentaries, analysis of characterization, and sample questions with guideline answers.

The Prioress' Prologue and Tale

The Prioress' Prologue and Tale

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/1975

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