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Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale

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ISBN-10: 0521046262

ISBN-13: 9780521046268

Edition: N/A

Authors: Geoffrey Chaucer, Maurice Hussey, A. C. Spearing, J. E. Spearing, J. Winny

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Texts are in the original Middle English, and each has an introduction, detailed notes and a glossary.
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Book details

List price: $14.70
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1966
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 108
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

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 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…