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My only need for a Preface to this edition of the Nonne Prestes Tale is to offer my thanks to Dr. J. F. Payne for his kindness in contributing the interesting Appendix on the medical aspect of Chantecleer's dream.
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Often referred to as the father of English poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer was a fourteenth-century philosopher, alchemist, astrologer, bureaucrat, diplomat, and author of many significant poems. Chaucer s writing was influential in English literary tradition, as it introduced new rhyming schemes and helped develop the vernacular traditionthe use of everyday Englishrather than the literary French and Latin, which were common in written works of the time. Chaucer s best-knownand most imitatedworks include The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The Book of the Duchess, and The House of Fame.
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Book Description George G.Harrap & Co Ltd, 1959. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. No Dustjacket. Reprinted 1961. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2130155
Book Description George G.Harrap & Co Ltd. Book Condition: Very Good. 1959. Hardcover. Good copy , some shelf wear, . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KTK0095514
Book Description George G.Harrap & Co Ltd, 1959. Book Condition: Very Good. 1959. Hardcover. Good copy , some shelf wear, . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KTK0095514
Book Description Harrap 1959 Hardcover, 1959. Book Condition: Good. 132 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 876561