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Troilus and Criseyde Geoffrey Chaucer

Troilus and Criseyde By Geoffrey Chaucer

Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer


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Summary

Set during the tenth year of the siege of Troy, this poem of Chaucer relates how Troilus - with the help of Criseyde's wily uncle Pandarus - persuades her to become his lover, only to be betrayed when she is handed over to the Greek camp and yields to Diomede.

Troilus and Criseyde Summary

Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucer's longest complete poem is the supreme evocation of doomed courtly love in medieval English literature.

Set during the tenth year of the siege of Troy, the poem relates how Troilus - with the help of Criseyde's wily uncle Pandarus - persuades her to become his lover, only to be betrayed when she is handed over to the Greek camp and yields to Diomede.

About Geoffrey Chaucer

Born in London to a wine merchant, Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340-1400) became a royal servant and travelled as a diplomat to France, Spain and Italy. As well as being famed for his translations, his own work includes The Canterbury Tales, The Book of the Duchess and The Legend of Good Women.
Professor Barry Windeatt is Fellow and Keeper of Rare Books at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He has translated The Book of Margery Kempe for Longman and is the author of the Oxford Guide to Troilus & Criseyde.

Additional information

GOR002924488
9780140424218
0140424210
Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-09-25
640
N/A
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