Geoffrey chaucer (1340-1400) geoffrey chaucer led a truly remarkable life he was one of the greatest english poets and he had accomplished a lot, from being the father of english poetry to serving the royal family chaucer marks the time per. Do you know who is referred to as the father of english literature need a hint he is also widely considered the best english poet to have lived in the middle ages can you tell us who we are talking about if you guessed geoffrey chaucer then you are correct it is time to dive into the life of. Chronology of chaucer's life 1327 - 1377: reign of king edward iii early 1340s: geoffrey chaucer is born in london, england, to john and agnes chaucer, john was a vitner (wine merchant) by profession 1357: around the age of 14, geoffrey chaucer becomes a page in the household of elizabeth, countess of ulster, and her husband lionel, the.
Although best known for his book the canterbury tales, english poet geoffrey chaucer wrote many poems in his lifetime learn more on biographycom. The life of geoffrey chaucer: a critical biography [derek pearsall] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this important new critical biography traces in carefully considered detail what is known of geoffrey chaucer's personal life while exploring the fascinating relationship between the man of affairs. 'the canterbury tales' by geoffrey chaucer (c1345-1400) the tales offer a fascinating insight into english life during the late 14th century chaucer's original plan was for over 100 stories literature article by: british library. Biography of geoffrey chaucer, father of english literature: author of the canterbury tales, troilus and criseyde and book of the duchess.
Geoffrey chaucer was born between 1340 and 1345, probably in london his father was a prosperous wine merchant we do not know any details of his early life and education in 1357, he was a page to elizabeth, countess of ulster, wife of edward iii's third son chaucer was captured by the french. Tremulous hand stars in british library's web showcase of medieval literature bursting with learning and pulsing with life geoffrey chaucer by lavinia greenlaw in troilus and criseyde, chaucer takes risks.
A short geoffrey chaucer biography describes geoffrey chaucer's life, times, and work also explains the historical and literary context that influenced the canterbury tales. Five fascinating facts about geoffrey chaucer chaucer a gallon of wine for every day for the rest of the poet's life in the same year, chaucer was made literature and tagged biography, books, classics, english literature, facts, geoffrey chaucer, literature, medieval. Geoffrey chaucer biography of literature network » geoffrey chaucer geoffrey chaucer search so here is a new thread created for the purpose of reading and discussing the works of geoffrey chaucer and/or the life and times of that illustrious poet.
Chaucer's wordes unto adam, his owne scriveyn the first great english poet, geoffrey chaucer lived in a turbulent period of war, plague, social revolt, religious heresy and murdered kings. Home / humanities / literature / english literature / old, middle & medieval english lit the life of geoffrey this important new critical biography traces in carefully considered detail what is known of geoffrey chaucer's personal life while exploring the fascinating relationship.
Geoffrey chaucer (/ˈtʃɔːsər/ c 1343 - 25 october 1400), known as the father of english literature, is widely considered the greatest english poet of the middle ages and was the first poet to be buried in poets' corner of westminster abbey. The canterbury tales geoffrey chaucer the canterbury tales is at once one of the most famous and most frustrating works of literature ever written since its composition in late 1300s, critics have continued to mine new riches from its complex ground, and started new arguments about. Chaucer's life many records of chaucer's life survive, but none refers to his career as a poet: these records, apart from the small number not then discovered, are presented in crow and olson 1966good summaries of chaucer's life can be found in the riverside chaucer (benson 1987 [cited under complete works]), or in gray 2012.
Brief biography of 14th century poet, geoffrey chaucer with a focus on his most famous work, the canterbury tales this video is not to be copied without per. Complete summary of derek pearsall's the life of geoffrey chaucer enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of the life of geoffrey chaucer. The life and writings of geoffrey chaucer, award-winning professor seth lerer's masterful course on one of western literature's most enduring poets, is a fascinating look at chaucer's life, his world, and the language in which he wrote by examining texts, from his short love lyrics to the copious profusion of character and events that compose. Personal background geoffrey chaucer occupies a unique position in the middle ages although very little is definitely known about the details of his life, chaucer was probably born shortly after 1340 although the family name (from french chaussier) literature notes.