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Geoffrey Chaucer (1343–1400)

Autor(a) de The Canterbury Tales

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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 mostrar mais 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 include The Book of the Duchess, inspired by the death of John Gaunt's first wife; House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls, and The Legend of Good Women. Troilus and Criseyde, adapted from a love story by Boccaccio, is one of his greatest poems apart from The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer died in London on October 25, 1400. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, in what is now called Poet's Corner. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales (0014) 21,781 cópias
The Riverside Chaucer (1369) 1,928 cópias
Troilus and Cressida (1374) 1,864 cópias
Chanticleer and the Fox (1958) 1,568 cópias
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1400) 797 cópias
Chaucer's Major Poetry (1963) 249 cópias
The Knight's Tale (1966) 138 cópias
The Portable Chaucer (1949) 133 cópias
The Canterbury Tales (2011) — Original work — 106 cópias
The Parliament of Birds (1960) 100 cópias
Chaucer Reader (1950) 78 cópias
The Miller's Tale (1983) 77 cópias
The Legend of Good Women (1386) 53 cópias
The Book of the Duchess (1532) 46 cópias
The Franklin's Tale (1931) 40 cópias
The prologue and three tales (1964) 39 cópias
Tales from Chaucer (1947) 29 cópias
The House of Fame (2013) 23 cópias
The Clerkes Tale of Oxenford (1923) 20 cópias
Chaucer's dream poetry (1997) 20 cópias
The Romaunt of the Rose (1999) 13 cópias
Tales from Chaucer (1900) 11 cópias
Ridder Sox en Koekeloer (1956) 11 cópias
Selected Canterbury Tales (2002) 11 cópias
The Prioress' Tale (1987) 9 cópias
Chaucer 8 cópias
The Merchant's Tale (1970) 8 cópias
The Reeve's Tale 7 cópias
The Parson's Tale (1995) 7 cópias
The Wadsworth Chaucer (1986) 6 cópias
Anelida and Arcite (1905) 6 cópias
The manciple's tale (1984) 6 cópias
An ABC 5 cópias
The Man of Law's tale (1969) 4 cópias
The Summoner's Tale (1995) 4 cópias
A Choice of Chaucer's Verse (1972) — Autor — 4 cópias
Concubine (e-book) (2009) 2 cópias
Truth {poem} 2 cópias
Historias de Chaucer 1 exemplar(es)
The Canterbury Tales I 1 exemplar(es)
Persuasion 1 exemplar(es)
Canterbury tales (selected); (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
Verona (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
A CHAUCER COLORING BOOK (1973) 1 exemplar(es)
A first Chaucer 1 exemplar(es)
Canterbury Tales, A6 1 exemplar(es)
Lyrics And Allegory (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Chaucer´s Works (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
The Miller's Tale 1 exemplar(es)
Poetical Works 1 exemplar(es)
The Ellesmere Chaucer 1 exemplar(es)
The Prioress's Tale 1 exemplar(es)
The Book of the Duchess 1 exemplar(es)
The College Chaucer (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Canterburysägner I 1 exemplar(es)
Canterburysägner II 1 exemplar(es)
The Canturbury Tales 1 exemplar(es)
Chaucer's A.B.C. 1 exemplar(es)
Chaucer's Dream 1 exemplar(es)
The Assembly of Fowls 1 exemplar(es)
The Court of Love 1 exemplar(es)
Great Books 22 1 exemplar(es)
Clásicos bruguera 1 exemplar(es)
The Monk's Tale 1 exemplar(es)
The Second Nun's Tale 1 exemplar(es)
Tale Of Sir Thopas 1 exemplar(es)
The Friar's Tale 1 exemplar(es)
The Cook's Tale 1 exemplar(es)
The Canterbury tales I & II (1966) 1 exemplar(es)
The College Chaucer 1 exemplar(es)
Boece 1 exemplar(es)
Short poems 1 exemplar(es)
Geoffrey Chaucer (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
December 1 exemplar(es)
Canterburyn kertomuksia 1 exemplar(es)
Chaucer Complete Works 1 exemplar(es)
Works V (2016) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,250 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições914 cópias
English Poetry, Volume I: From Chaucer to Gray (1910) — Contribuinte — 522 cópias
The Oxford Book of English Verse (1999) — Contribuinte — 466 cópias
From the Tower Window (My Book House) (1932) — Contribuinte — 262 cópias
Medieval English Lyrics: A Critical Anthology (1963) — Contribuinte — 195 cópias
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Contribuinte — 137 cópias
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (1954) — Contribuinte — 122 cópias
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
Heroic Fantasy Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
Reader's Digest Great Stories for Young Readers (1969) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
A Book of Narrative Verse (1930) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
The Faber Book of Gardens (2007) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contribuinte, algumas edições45 cópias
Selected sonnets, odes, and letters (1966) — Tradutor, algumas edições39 cópias
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Floure and the Leafe, the Assembly of Ladies, the Isle of Ladies (1990) — mis-attribution, algumas edições33 cópias
Masters of British Literature, Volume A (2007) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Contribuinte, algumas edições18 cópias
The Ribald Reader: 2000 Years of Lusty Love and Laughter (1906) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories (1947) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Trees: A Celebration (1989) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The tale of Gamelyn : from the Harleian ms. no. 7334, collated with six other mss. (1884) — Attribution, algumas edições7 cópias
Discussions of the Canterbury Tales (1961) — Autor — 6 cópias
Chaucer's Translation of Boethius's "De Consolatione Philosphiæ." (0014) — Tradutor, algumas edições5 cópias
Famous stories of five centuries (1934) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Die Aussprache des Chaucer- Englischen. (1998) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Spøgelseshistorier fra hele verden — Contribuinte, algumas edições3 cópias
Great Poems from Chaucer to Whitman — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
El cuento literario (2008) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Court of Venus (1955) — mis-attribution, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



OT: Chaucer collection goes online em Fine Press Forum (Outubro 2023)
LE Canterbury Tales em Folio Society Devotees (Junho 2023)
Kelmscott Chaucer em Fine Press Forum (Novembro 2022)


s um dos livros que ajudaram a formar a literatura ocidental tal como a conhecemos: comédia, costumes fustigados e a graça infinita de um titã da imaginação. Publicado pela primeira vez em 1475, Contos da Cantuária é uma coleção magistral de histórias de cavalaria, alegorias morais e farsa desbragada. Tudo começa a partir de um certame entre peregrinos acerca das melhores histórias de cavalaria e romances. Rico e diverso, o livro descortina - com crueza e lirismo, graça e deboche - o universo social e cultural da Inglaterra em plena Idade Média. Anedotas, ciclos cavalheirescos, escatologia, ensinamentos edificantes e muita caricatura surgem nas histórias desses peregrinos que rumam em direção à Cantuária, onde pretendem visitar o túmulo de São Thomas Becket.
Vertido para o português com maestria, mas sem deixar de lado o humor e a diversão, o livro tem tudo para cativar leitores de todas as idades.
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jgcorrea | outras 167 resenhas | Oct 17, 2022 |
The Canterbury Tales are at the same time a historical and literary reading. Through the characters you can see a whole frame of representations from Middle Ages. From the women of Bath to merchant, prayers, prioesses, friars... religious, economical, burguois and low society. This book is an incredible source for scholars, students and readers.
marciliogq | outras 167 resenhas | Jul 5, 2009 |


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