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The Life and Times of Chaucer

by John Gardner

ISBN 0224013874 / 9780224013871 / 0-224-01387-4
Publisher Jonathan Cape Ltd
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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The pinnacle of Gardners medieval scholarship: a fascinating re-creation of the world of one of historys greatest writers

In this exquisite biography, John Gardner brings to life Geoffrey Chaucer, illuminating his writings and their inspiration like never before. Through exhaustive research and expert storytelling, Gardner takes readers through Chaucers varied careerfrom writing The Canterbury Tales to performing diplomatic work at the Parliamentand creates a fully realized portrait of an author whose work would remake the English language forever.


Written with passion and insight, this a must-read for those interested in Chaucer and the medieval time period. 


This ebook features a new illustrated biography of John Gardner, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Gardner family and the University of Rochester Archives.