Chaucer's tales, rich in comedy and pathos, have an immediate appeal; they draw freely and vividly from the romance and colour of the times in which he lived, and his world that of the second half of the 14th century is rich in cultural interest. It was a time of new exploration and new individualism, of peasant revolt and passionate religious dissent, and of a remarkable flowering of the arts. Chaucer lived at the very centre of the action, and this book follows the stages of his career, illuminating with reference to the art and architecture of the time and through reference to his writings, the physical environment and intellectual climate in which he lived.
This is a used, ex-library copy in acceptable condition with a library barcode on the front, decimal tag on the spine and some general wear throughout.
By Derek Brewer. Paperback. 224 pages. Published by D.S. Brewer, 1996.