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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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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), often referred to as the grandfather of English literature, is invariably ranked with Shakespeare and Milton as one of the three greatest poets of the English language. His masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, has been a touchstone for English-language poetry for more than half a millennium and is one of the most widely read works in the Western canon.
Burton Raffel is a translator, poet, and scholar whose major translations include Beowulf, Don Quijote, The Red and the Black, and Gargantua and Pantagruel. He has also annotated several Shakespeare plays for Yale University Press. He was the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities and emeritus professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette until 2003. He lives in Louisiana.
John Miles Foley is a leading Chaucer scholar specializing in medieval studies, epics, and the oral tradition. A professor at the University of Missouri, he is the director of the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition and has written or edited eighteen books. He lives in Columbus, Missouri."

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. Hesperus Classics
  6. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  7. Norton Critical Editions
  8. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  9. Penguin Classics
  10. Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
  11. Puffin Classics
  12. Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare
  13. Viking Portable Library

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