Geoffrey Chaucer.

Author / Editor
Howard, Edwin J.

Geoffrey Chaucer.

New York: Twayne, 1964.

Physical Description
219 pp.

Twayne's English Authors Series, no. 1.

Describes Chaucer's life and works, with an introduction to historical backgrounds, a chronology of events, a summary of critical reception, a bibliography for further reading, and an index. The biography emphasizes dates and events, and the survey of Chaucer's corpus includes a summary description of each work, attention to style and themes, and a synopsis of critical opinions. Treats CT and TC most extensively, but includes discussion of the translations (Rom, Bo, and Astr); the dream poems, here called "Short Poems" (BD, HF, PF, LGW, with Anel); and the short poems, here called "Minor Poems," the latter considered individually or in groups (complaints, ballads, and envoys).

Chaucer Subjects
Background and General Criticism
Chaucer's Life