Geoffrey Chaucer


Born
London, England
Died
September 19, 1400

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Influences


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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Maken Melodye on #WhanthatAprilleDay16

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 year Read more of this blog post »
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“Patience is a conquering virtue.”
Geoffrey Chaucer

“The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.”
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Parliament of Birds

“What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.”
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Polls

July 2016 Old School Classic Poll

 
  51 votes, 22.6%

 
  48 votes, 21.2%

 
  25 votes, 11.1%

1857, The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, 269 pages
 
  23 votes, 10.2%

1862, Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, 244 pages
 
  22 votes, 9.7%

1895, Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy, 310 pages
 
  21 votes, 9.3%

 
  20 votes, 8.8%

1867, Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola, 201 pages
 
  9 votes, 4.0%

1862, Salammbô by Gustave Flaubert, 288 pages
 
  7 votes, 3.1%

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