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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340–1400)

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The father of English poetry; born in London about 1340; died there, Oct. 25, 1400. His ‘Canterbury Tales’ is his most celebrated work. Among the others are: ‘Troilus and Criseyde’; ‘The Parlement of Fowles’; ‘Boke of the Duchesse’; ‘The Hous of Fame’; ‘The Legend of Good Women’; and minor poems and translations. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).