The Resource Geoffrey Chaucer, Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Geoffrey Chaucer, Velma Bourgeois Richmond

Label
Geoffrey Chaucer
Title
Geoffrey Chaucer
Statement of responsibility
Velma Bourgeois Richmond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aside from writing The Canterbury Tales and generally being considered the first poet to create a substantial body of work written in a language that is recognizably like modern English, Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400) was also an accomplished translator and all-around gentleman of fourteenth-century England. Nearly five-hundred items detail his public career, testifying to his importance in his own time. He was a soldier, a member of the king's household, a controller of customs, a member of diplomatic missions abroad, a justice of the peace, a clerk of the king's works (and thus in charge of extensive building), and even a forester. But it is as author of the uncompleted Canterbury Tales as well as Troilus and Criseyde and other masterpieces of Middle English that Geoffrey Chaucer is best remembered. This biographical-critical book begins with a thorough consideration of Chaucer's life, his language, his milieu, and religious beliefs, before going on to a detailed discussion of the Tales - a treasury of medieval story telling that evokes the Middle Ages while being thoroughly timeless in its inventive richness. Several chapters are devoted to the study of the Canterbury Tales (secular romances, fabliaux, religious romances and saints' legends, tales with satiric warnings, and sermons). The following chapters examine lyrics, translations, and other works, including "An ABC" and "Complaint unto Pity," The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, Boece, The Parliament of Fowls, and Troilus and Criseyde. Like Shakespeare, Chaucer has a universal quality that appeals and has been accessible from his own time to the present. His remarkable body of work continues to attract readers nearly six-hundred years after his death and will likely do so for all time
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richmond, Velma Bourgeois
Index
index present
LC call number
PR1905
LC item number
.R5 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Poets, English
  • Poètes anglais
  • Poets, English
Label
Geoffrey Chaucer, Velma Bourgeois Richmond
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Frederick Ungar book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [208]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A Man of the Fourteenth Century. Language. Chaucer's London. Religious Belief -- 2. "God's Plenty" -- The Canterbury Tales. The Text and Order of the Tales. Collections of Tales and Framing. Pilgrimage. The Pilgrims. Dramatic Interplay and Authorial Suggestions. Connections through Subject and Tone -- 3. Secular Romances. The Knight's Tale. The Squire's Tale. The Wife of Bath's Tale. The Franklin's Tale. The Tale of Sir Thopas -- 4. Fabliaux. The Miller's Tale. The Reeve's Tale. The Cook's Tale. The Shipman's Tale. The Merchant's Tale -- 5. Religious Romances and Saints' Legends. The Man of Law's Tale. The Clerk's Tale. The Physician's Tale. The Second Nun's Tale. The Prioress's Tale -- 6. Tales with Satiric Warnings. The Friar's Tale. The Summoner's Tale. The Canon's Yeoman's Tale. The Manciple's Tale -- 7. Sermons. The Pardoner's Tale. The Tale of Melibee. The Monk's Tale. The Nun's Priest's Tale. The Parson's Tale -- 8. Beginnings with Love and Fame. "An ABC" and "Complaint unto Pity" The Romaunt of the Rose. The Book of the Duchess. Anelida and Arcite. The House of Fame -- 9. The Consolation of Philosophy in Love and Politics. Boece and Boethian Ballads. The Parliament of Fowls. "Complaint of Mars" and "Complaint of Venus" The Legend of Good Women -- 10. A Romance of Love and War "ful blisfully" Completed -- Troilus and Criseyde -- 11. The Comic Vision of Geoffrey Chaucer. "Lenvoy de Chaucer a Scogan. "Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton. "The Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse" "Chaucers Wordes unto Adam, His Owne Scriveyn" "Proverbe" Chaucer's Retraction
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780826405456
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
91015955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23731434
  • (OCoLC)ocm23731434
Label
Geoffrey Chaucer, Velma Bourgeois Richmond
Publication
Note
"A Frederick Ungar book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [208]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A Man of the Fourteenth Century. Language. Chaucer's London. Religious Belief -- 2. "God's Plenty" -- The Canterbury Tales. The Text and Order of the Tales. Collections of Tales and Framing. Pilgrimage. The Pilgrims. Dramatic Interplay and Authorial Suggestions. Connections through Subject and Tone -- 3. Secular Romances. The Knight's Tale. The Squire's Tale. The Wife of Bath's Tale. The Franklin's Tale. The Tale of Sir Thopas -- 4. Fabliaux. The Miller's Tale. The Reeve's Tale. The Cook's Tale. The Shipman's Tale. The Merchant's Tale -- 5. Religious Romances and Saints' Legends. The Man of Law's Tale. The Clerk's Tale. The Physician's Tale. The Second Nun's Tale. The Prioress's Tale -- 6. Tales with Satiric Warnings. The Friar's Tale. The Summoner's Tale. The Canon's Yeoman's Tale. The Manciple's Tale -- 7. Sermons. The Pardoner's Tale. The Tale of Melibee. The Monk's Tale. The Nun's Priest's Tale. The Parson's Tale -- 8. Beginnings with Love and Fame. "An ABC" and "Complaint unto Pity" The Romaunt of the Rose. The Book of the Duchess. Anelida and Arcite. The House of Fame -- 9. The Consolation of Philosophy in Love and Politics. Boece and Boethian Ballads. The Parliament of Fowls. "Complaint of Mars" and "Complaint of Venus" The Legend of Good Women -- 10. A Romance of Love and War "ful blisfully" Completed -- Troilus and Criseyde -- 11. The Comic Vision of Geoffrey Chaucer. "Lenvoy de Chaucer a Scogan. "Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton. "The Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse" "Chaucers Wordes unto Adam, His Owne Scriveyn" "Proverbe" Chaucer's Retraction
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780826405456
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
91015955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23731434
  • (OCoLC)ocm23731434

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