Definition of Chaucer, Geoffrey in English:
( Circa 1342–1400), English poet. His most famous work, the Canterbury Tales (circa 1387–1400), is a cycle of linked tales told by a group of pilgrims. His skills of characterization, humour, and versatility established him as the first great English poet. Other notable works: Troilus and Criseyde (1385).
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- Dryden's words appeared in the Preface to his own translations of Chaucer and other poets, launching the flood of Chaucerian modernisations that were lapped up by the 18th century reader.
- Contributors have updated their individual essays and the editors have also included several new pieces to keep the text abreast of new developments in Chaucerian studies.
- In an exclusive extract from his latest book, a Chaucerian pilgrimage to the remote past, Richard Dawkins roams the lost continent.
Pronunciation: /tʃɔːˈsɪərɪən/adjective& noun
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