Geoffrey Chaucer





Geoffrey Chaucer


Born
London, England, The United Kingdom
Died
September 28, 1400

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Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – October 25, 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin.


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Goode Friendes and Readeres of thys Litel Blog,
Yt doth fill my litel herte wyth gret happinesse to invyte yow to the thirde yeare of a moost blisful and plesinge celebracioun.
On the first daye of Aprille, lat us make tyme to take joye yn alle langages that are yclept ‘old,’ or ‘middel,’ or ‘auncient,’ or ‘archaic,’ or, alas, even ‘dead.’ 
Thys feest ys yclept ‘Whan That Aprille Day.’ For thys y... Read more of this blog post »
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The Canterbury Tales

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The Riverside Chaucer

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Troilus and Criseyde

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Chanticleer and the Fox

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The Canterbury Tales: Nine ...

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The Wife of Bath

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The Canterbury Tales, and O...

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The Miller's Prologue and Tale

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Dream Visions and Other Poems

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