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American Chaucers (The New Middle Ages)

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Soon after their nation's independence, Americans began remaking Chaucer into their own image. In the 1800s, publishers exploited middle-class desires to appear well informed by including bowdlerized Chaucers in parlor-room anthologies. Before WWI, dramatist Percy MacKaye used Chaucer to promote progressive ideals. After the war, James Hall used his reading of Chaucer to
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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