Troilus And Criseyde by Geoffrey ChaucerTroilus And Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer

Troilus And Criseyde

byGeoffrey ChaucerTranslated byNevill Coghill

Paperback | April 30, 1971

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Chaucer's longest complete poem is the supreme evocation of doomed courtly love in medieval English literature. Set during the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the poem relates how Troilus - with the help of Criseyde's wily uncle Pandarus - persuades her to become his lover, only to be betrayed when she is handed over to the Greek camp and yields to Diomede.
Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London, the son of a wine-merchant, in about 1342, and as he spent his life in royal government service his career happens to be unusually well documented. By 1357 Chaucer was a page to the wife of Prince Lionel, second son of Edward III, and it was while in the prince's service that Chaucer was ransomed w...
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Title:Troilus And CriseydeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.78 × 5.07 × 0.69 inPublished:April 30, 1971Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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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.