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The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1912)

SG$217.00

The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1912)

SG$217.00

Title: The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, John S P Tatlock & Percy Mackaye

Publisher: The Macmillan Company, 1912. First edition with Warwick Goble illustrations.

Condition: Hardcover, big decorative cloth. Spine has wear and fading and hinges cracked, spine ends a bit frayed, corners bumped, otherwise clean and bright. Good interior, with 32 beautiful colour plates.

1 in stock

The ‘Modern Reader’s Chaucer’. The first edition with the stunning Warwick Goble illustrations. This is Chaucer in readable, modern English.

About Chaucer (from Wikipedia):

Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works, which include The Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde, he is best known today for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer is a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular, Middle English, at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.