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Troilus and Criseyde - Geoffrey Chaucer

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Title
Troilus and Criseyde
Author
Geoffrey Chaucer
format
Paperback / softback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20040826

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Set against the epic backdrop of the battle of Troy, Troilus and Criseyde is an evocative story of love and loss. When Troilus, the son of Priam, falls in love with the beautiful Criseyde, he is able to win her heart with the help of his cunning uncle Pandarus, and the lovers experience a brief period of bliss together. But the pair are soon forced apart by the inexorable tide of war and - despite their oath to remain faithful - Troilus is ultimately betrayed. Regarded by many as the greatest love poem of the Middle Ages, Troilus and Criseyde skilfully combines elements of comedy and tragedy to form an exquisite meditation on the fragility of romantic love, and the fallibility of humanity.

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London in about 1342. He was valued highly by Edward III, who paid part of his ransom when he was captured fighting in France in 1360. He rose in royal employment, becoming a Justice of the Peace and was buried in 1400 in Westminster Abbey.

Edition
Part 3, Volume 24
Keyword Index
Narrative poetry, English (Middle)|Troilus (Legendary character) - Poetry.|Troy (Extinct city) - Poetry.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
332