Brief Lives: Geoffrey Chaucer.

Ashton, Gail.

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The biographical details of Chaucer’s life in 14th century England are scarce. Ashton examines the differing versions of Chaucer that have evolved in the centuries since his death, creating ‘…a deft and tantalising study of one of the fathers of English literature'.

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Although his writing is well-known, however, the biographical details of Chaucer's life in fourteenth-century England remain scarce. In this new biography, Gail Ashton examines the competing versions of 'Chaucer' that have sprung up in the centuries since his death, and speculates about the extent to which his poetic legacy has been made to fit a range of agendas, especially those surrounding England and Englishness. Her biography is a deft and tantalising study of one of the fathers of English literature.

Book Details

Author Ashton, Gail.
Format PB
Series Title Brief Lives
Publisher Hesperus Press Ltd
Imprint Hesperus Press Ltd
Number of Pages 120
Illustrations ill
Publish Date 26/08/2011
Catalogue BI001
Catalogue book number 24