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Geoffrey Chaucer (1343–1400)

Auteur van De Canterbury-verhalen

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Geoffrey Chaucer, one of England's greatest poets, was born in London about 1340, the son of a wine merchant and deputy to the king's butler and his wife Agnes. Not much is known of Chaucer's early life and education, other than he learned to read French, Latin, and Italian. His experiences as a toon meer civil servant and diplomat are said to have developed his fascination with people and his knowledge of English life. In 1359-1360 Chaucer traveled with King Edward III's army to France during the Hundred Years' War and was captured in Ardennes. He returned to England after the Treaty of Bretigny when the King paid his ransom. In 1366 he married Philippa Roet, one of Queen Philippa's ladies, who gave him two sons and two daughters. Chaucer remained in royal service traveling to Flanders, Italy, and Spain. These travels would all have a great influence on his work. His early writing was influenced by the French tradition of courtly love poetry, and his later work by the Italians, especially Dante, Boccaccio, and Petrarch. Chaucer wrote in Middle English, the form of English used from 1100 to about 1485. He is given the designation of the first English poet to use rhymed couplets in iambic pentameter and to compose successfully in the vernacular. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is a collection of humorous, bawdy, and poignant stories told by a group of fictional pilgrims traveling to the shrine of St. Thomas a Becket. It is considered to be among the masterpieces of literature. His works also include The Book of the Duchess, inspired by the death of John Gaunt's first wife; House of Fame, The Parliament of Fowls, and The Legend of Good Women. Troilus and Criseyde, adapted from a love story by Boccaccio, is one of his greatest poems apart from The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer died in London on October 25, 1400. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, in what is now called Poet's Corner. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder
Fotografie: Illustration from Cassell's History of England - Century Edition - published circa 1902.
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Werken van Geoffrey Chaucer

De Canterbury-verhalen (0014) 21,946 exemplaren
The Riverside Chaucer (1369) 1,936 exemplaren
Troilus and Cressida (1374) 1,876 exemplaren
Chanticleer and the Fox (1958) 1,592 exemplaren
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1400) 799 exemplaren
The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling (2009) 529 exemplaren
The Canterbury Tales: A Selection (1969) 302 exemplaren
Chaucer's Major Poetry (1963) 251 exemplaren
The Knight's Tale (1966) 138 exemplaren
The Portable Chaucer (1949) 135 exemplaren
The Canterbury Tales (2011) — Original work — 106 exemplaren
The Parliament of Birds (1960) 100 exemplaren
The Poetical Works of Chaucer (1882) 79 exemplaren
Chaucer Reader (1950) 78 exemplaren
The Franklin's Prologue and Tale (1966) 78 exemplaren
The Miller's Tale (1983) 77 exemplaren
The Legend of Good Women (1386) 53 exemplaren
The Book of the Duchess (1532) 46 exemplaren
The Franklin's Tale (1931) 40 exemplaren
The prologue and three tales (1964) 39 exemplaren
Selection from Chaucer (Greenlaw) (1907) 32 exemplaren
Tales from Chaucer (1947) 28 exemplaren
The House of Fame (2013) 23 exemplaren
The Clerkes Tale of Oxenford (1923) 20 exemplaren
Chaucer's dream poetry (1997) 20 exemplaren
The Clerk's Prologue and Tale (1966) 17 exemplaren
The Romaunt of the Rose (1999) 13 exemplaren
Tales from Chaucer (1900) 11 exemplaren
Selected Canterbury Tales (2002) 11 exemplaren
The Prioress' Tale (1987) 9 exemplaren
The Poems of Chaucer 8 exemplaren
Troilus and Criseyde (Abridged) (1969) 8 exemplaren
Chaucer 8 exemplaren
The Merchant's Tale (1970) 8 exemplaren
The Reeve's Tale 7 exemplaren
The Parson's Tale (1995) 7 exemplaren
The Wadsworth Chaucer (1986) 6 exemplaren
Anelida and Arcite (1905) 6 exemplaren
The manciple's tale (1984) 6 exemplaren
An ABC 5 exemplaren
A Choice of Chaucer's Verse (1972) — Auteur — 4 exemplaren
The Man of Law's tale (1969) 4 exemplaren
The Summoner's Tale (1995) 4 exemplaren
Poetry of the Age of Chaucer (1675) 3 exemplaren
The Caterbury Tales 2 exemplaren
Truth {poem} 2 exemplaren
Concubine (e-book) (2009) 2 exemplaren
The Shipman's Tale 2 exemplaren
Gentilesse {poem} 2 exemplaren
Lyrics And Allegory (1971) 1 exemplaar
Short poems 1 exemplaar
Persuasion 1 exemplaar
A first Chaucer 1 exemplaar
Verona (2013) 1 exemplaar
Chaucer's Dream 1 exemplaar
Chaucer's A.B.C. 1 exemplaar
Boece 1 exemplaar
Poetical Works 1 exemplaar
The College Chaucer (2007) 1 exemplaar
Chaucer´s Works (2018) 1 exemplaar
The College Chaucer 1 exemplaar
A CHAUCER COLORING BOOK (1973) 1 exemplaar
Canterbury tales (selected); (1970) 1 exemplaar
The Court of Love 1 exemplaar
The Miller's Tale 1 exemplaar
The Prioress's Tale 1 exemplaar
Canterburysägner I 1 exemplaar
Geoffrey Chaucer (1991) 1 exemplaar
The Canterbury tales I & II (1966) 1 exemplaar
The Monk's Tale 1 exemplaar
Tale Of Sir Thopas 1 exemplaar
Clásicos bruguera 1 exemplaar
The Friar's Tale 1 exemplaar
The Cook's Tale 1 exemplaar
Great Books 22 1 exemplaar
Works V (2016) 1 exemplaar
December 1 exemplaar

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The tale of Gamelyn : from the Harleian ms. no. 7334, collated with six other mss. (1884) — Attribution, sommige edities7 exemplaren
Discussions of the Canterbury Tales (1961) — Auteur — 6 exemplaren
Chaucer's Translation of Boethius's "De Consolatione Philosphiæ." (0014) — Vertaler, sommige edities5 exemplaren
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Medewerker — 4 exemplaren
Die Aussprache des Chaucer- Englischen. (1998) — Medewerker — 4 exemplaren
Spøgelseshistorier fra hele verden — Medewerker, sommige edities3 exemplaren
Great Poems from Chaucer to Whitman — Medewerker — 3 exemplaren
El cuento literario (2008) — Medewerker — 2 exemplaren
The Court of Venus (1955) — mis-attribution, sommige edities1 exemplaar


Algemene kennis



OT: Chaucer collection goes online in Fine Press Forum (oktober 2023)
LE Canterbury Tales in Folio Society Devotees (juni 2023)
Kelmscott Chaucer in Fine Press Forum (november 2022)


Zeer ongelijkmatig; sommige verhalen zitten met haken en ogen in elkaar, andere zijn pareltjes.
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Wel mooie psychologische tekening.
bookomaniac | 167 andere besprekingen | Aug 7, 2010 |
De "Canterbury-verhalen" van Chaucer staan hoog aangeschreven in de Engelstalige literatuur. Na het gedeeltelijk lezen van deze vertaling (gestopt op blz 233 van 648 blz) kan ik moeilijk enthousiast worden. Toegegeven, de vertaling is knap gemaakt op rijm door Ernst van Altena (ook bekend als vertaler van de liederen van Jacques Brel), maar het boeit maar matig. Geen aanrader dus!
erikscheffers | 167 andere besprekingen | Jun 24, 2009 |


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