Geoffrey Chaucer

1342 - 1400

English poet, before Shakespeare, whose varied work includes one of the greatest poems, The Cantebury Tales.

Chaucer was the first in a tradition of English poets who would play a significant role in the development of literature.

He served as a public servant for most of his life, aiding three successive kings. His travels abroad, particularly to France, where he encountered French Romanticism, had a profound influence on the style of his writing.

Chaucer's work is characterised by variety subject matter, genre, tone and style; they represent some of the most careful and tolerant consideration of philosophical ideas.

The Canterbury Tales is one of the greatest works of English poetry. It tells of a storytelling contest of a group of about 30 pilgrims as they travel through England. It is an extraordinary exploration of the pleasures, vices and spiritual aspirations of our lives.


The Canterbury tales vs. otras colecciones -- A comparison between The Canterbury Tales and other medieval collection of tales, like The Decameron and El conde Lucanor

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What Characteristics of the Pardoner's Tale Make it Seem Like a Sermon? -- Canterbury Tales - the Pardoner's Tale: a focused analysis

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"A heavily satirical portrait": The Prioress in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales -- A look at the description of the prioress in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.

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Chaucer's Shipman -- A brief analysis of the shipman in Geoffrey Chaucer's prologue to the Canterbury Tales.

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