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Chaucer and his World - Derek Brewer

Chaucer and his World

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Published: 24th October 1996
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Brewer brings to his task a full scholarly knowledge of the sources of Chaucerian biography... Of obvious value to students reading Chaucer and to all who read him for pleasure; more advanced scholars will also find in it much to provoke thought and advance understanding.' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENTChaucer's tales, rich in comedy and pathos, have an immediate appeal; they draw freely and vividly from the romance and colour of the times in which he lived, and his world that of the second half of the 14th century is rich in cultural interest. It was a time of new exploration and new individualism, of peasant revolt and passionate religious dissent, and of a remarkable flowering of the arts. Chaucer lived at thevery centre of the action, and this book follows the stages of his career, illuminating with reference to the art and architecture of the time and through reference to his writings, the physical environment and intellectual climate in which he lived. Reissue: first published 1978. DEREK BREWER was Professor of English Literature emeritus, University of Cambridge.

Brewer brings to his task a full scholarly knowledge of the sources of Chaucerian biography...[with] a subtle understanding of Chaucer's social and cultural setting... Of obvious value to students reading Chaucer and to all who read him for pleasure; more advanced scholars will also find in it much to provoke thought and advance understanding. THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

Abbreviations
Preface to 1992 Edition
Preface to 1978 Edition
Introductionp. 1
Originsp. 15
A Fourteenth-Century Childhoodp. 27
A Page at Courtp. 46
Beginning a Careerp. 64
At the Court of Edward IIIp. 75
The Unknown Yearsp. 90
Chaucer and Italyp. 98
London, Flower of Cities Allp. 111
Rape and Rapinep. 126
Towards the Inner Lifep. 140
Among the Muses in Kentp. 156
And Pilgrims were they Allp. 169
Forth, Pilgrim, Forthp. 178
Bibliographyp. 189
Notesp. 197
Indexp. 203
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780859913669
ISBN-10: 085991366X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 24th October 1996
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition