Chaucer: Ackroyd's Brief Lives

Chaucer: Ackroyd's Brief Lives

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In the first in a new series of brief biographies, bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brilliantly evokes the medieval world of England and provides an incomparable introduction to the great poet’s works.

Geoffrey Chaucer, who died in 1400, lived a surprisingly eventful life. He served with the Duke of Clarence and with Edward III, and in 1359 was taken prisoner in France and ransomed. Through his wife, Philippa, he gained the patronage of John of Gaunt, which helped… (more)

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Publisher: Nan A. Talese (December 18, 2007)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 3.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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