Penguin Classics Troilus And Criseyde

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Penguin Classics Troilus And Criseyde

by Geoffrey Chaucer
Translated by Nevill Coghill

Penguin UK (PB) | January 1, 1971 | Trade Paperback

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During the great siege of Troy, Troilus, the son of Priam, sees Criseyde and falls in love with her. Later, with the help Pandarus- one of the first great character studies in our literature-Troilus wins her love, only to be betrayed.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 7.74 × 5.16 × 0.73 in

Published: January 1, 1971

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140442391

ISBN - 13: 9780140442397

Found in: Literary, Poetry

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Penguin Classics Troilus And Criseyde

by Geoffrey Chaucer
Translated by Nevill Coghill

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 7.74 × 5.16 × 0.73 in

Published: January 1, 1971

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140442391

ISBN - 13: 9780140442397

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During the great siege of Troy, Troilus, the son of Priam, sees Criseyde and falls in love with her. Later, with the help Pandarus- one of the first great character studies in our literature-Troilus wins her love, only to be betrayed.

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During the great siege of Troy, Troilus, the son of Priam, sees Criseyde and falls in love with her. Later, with the help Pandarus- one of the first great character studies in our literature-Troilus wins her love, only to be betrayed.

About the Author

Geoffrey Chaucer, one of England's greatest poets, was born in London about 1340, the son of a wine merchant and deputy to the king's butler and his wife Agnes. Not much is known of Chaucer's early life and education, other than he learned to read French, Latin, and Italian. His experiences as a civil servant and diplomat are said to have developed his fascination with people and his knowledge of English life. In 1359-1360 Chaucer traveled with King Edward III's army to France during the Hundred Years' War and was captured in Ardennes. He returned to England after the Treaty of Bretigny when the King paid his ransom. In 1366 he married Philippa Roet, one of Queen Philippa's ladies, who gave him two sons and two daughters. Chaucer remained in royal service traveling to Flanders, Italy, and Spain. These travels would all have a great influence on his work. His early writing was influenced by the French tradition of courtly love poetry, and his later work by the Italians, especially Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch. Chaucer wrote in Middle English, the form of English used from 1100 to about 1485. He is given the designation of the first English poet to use rhymed couplets in iambic pentameter and to compose successfully in the vernacular. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is a collection of humorous, bawdy, and poignant stories told by a group of fictional pilgrims traveling to the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket. It is considered to be among the masterpieces of literature. His works also
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During the great siege of Troy, Troilus, the son of Priam, sees Criseyde and falls in love with her. Later, with the help Pandarus- one of the first great character studies in our literature-Troilus wins her love, only to be betrayed.
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