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Troilus and Criseyde (Paperback)

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By Geoffrey Chaucer, Barry Windeatt (Editor), Barry Windeatt (Introduction by), Barry Windeatt (Notes by)
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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 the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780140424218
ISBN-10: 0140424210
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: April 27th, 2004
Pages: 640
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics