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Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

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ISBN-10: 052159507X

ISBN-13: 9780521595070

Edition: 1998 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Valerie Allen, David M. Kirkham, Geoffrey Chaucer, David M. Kirkham, Geoffrey Chaucer

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Cambridge School Chaucer explores The Canterbury Tales and Chaucer's world through activities designed to challenge and inspire students.
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Book details

List price: $21.25
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/30/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396

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…    

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