- Author / Editor
- Coghill, Nevill.
- London and New York: Published for the British Council and the National Book League by Longmans, Green, 1956.
- Physical Description
- 67 pp.
- Influential biographical discussion of Chaucer as the "first poet" of England "in the high culture of Europe," and the "most courteous to those who read or listen to him." Considers Chaucer's individual works in light of his life, medieval literary trends, the sources that underlie the works, and reactions from later tradition. Includes a bibliography.
- Recurrently reprinted; with light revisions and updated bibliography in various reference volumes, sometimes under the title "Chaucer, Geoffrey (ca. 1340-1400)": British Writers and Their Work, no. 1 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1963); British Writers, Volume 1, edited by Ian Scott-Kilvert (New York: Scribner, 1979), pp. 19-47; Poets: American and British, 3 vols., edited by Ian Scott-Kilvert (New York: Scribner, 1998), 1:315-46; Gale Virtual Reference Library (e-book).
- Scott-Kilvert, Ian, ed.
- Alternative Title
- "Chaucer, Geoffrey (ca. 1340-1400)"
- Chaucer Subjects
- Background and General Criticism
- Chaucer's Life