Aims to study the age of Chaucer and the events that shaped his career, and to show how the age made the poet. It also pays considerable attention to the precise poetic means Chaucer used to produce his effects. The writings of Lydgate, Hoccleve, Pecock, Fortescue, Caxton and other unknown writers of the 15th century are also assessed. Their work covered subjects such as love, war, religion, history, medicine, travel and practical affairs. This book sums up the contribution of the 15th century to the body and continuity of English literature.
Series: Oxford History of English Literature
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 29th March 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.3 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.59