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The Book of the Duchess (Hesperus Classics) [Paperback]

By Geoffrey Chaucer, Bernard O'Donoghue (Foreward By) & E. B. Richmond (Translator)
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Pages   94
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.67" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.32 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 28, 2007
Publisher   Hesperus Press
ISBN  1843911574  
EAN  9781843911579  


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The earliest of Chaucer's major works, this charming and absorbing dream-poem is traditionally read as an allegorical elegy for Blanche of Lancaster, John of Gaunt's first wife. A sleepless poet lies in his bed, reading the legend of Ceyx and Alcyone, wishing that he might be granted rest. He finally falls asleep, only to have a beautiful vision. Dreaming himself in a chamber with stained glass windows that portray the tale of Troy, the poet hears the sound of a hunting party, which he hurries to join. When the hunt disbands, he follows a small dog into a forest, where he meets a black knight, mourning the loss of his love. The poet cannot understand the exact nature of the knight's grief until the very end of his dream, when he wakes, book still in hand. Reluctant to forget such a wonderful dream, he determines to put it down in verse.





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Geoffrey Chaucer was born in 1343 and died in 1400.

Geoffrey Chaucer has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bantam Classics
  2. Dover Thrift Editions
  3. Enriched Classics (Simon & Schuster)
  4. Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
  5. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  6. Norton Critical Editions
  7. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  8. Penguin Classics
  9. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  10. Puffin Classics
  11. Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare
  12. Viking Portable Library


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