Chaucer - Ackroyd, Peter
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Geoffrey Chaucer has some claim to being the greatest poet in the English language. He knew at first hand the most powerful people in the country and, as the king's servant; Yet even in this crowded life he found time and opportunity to write some of the finest poems in the language.

Produktbeschreibung
Geoffrey Chaucer has some claim to being the greatest poet in the English language. He knew at first hand the most powerful people in the country and, as the king's servant; Yet even in this crowded life he found time and opportunity to write some of the finest poems in the language.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Vintage, London
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 539081
  • Seitenzahl: 208
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. April 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 199mm x 130mm x 16mm
  • Gewicht: 200g
  • ISBN-13: 9780099287483
  • ISBN-10: 009928748X
  • Artikelnr.: 13742077
Autorenporträt
Ackroyd, Peter§Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature.
Rezensionen
Like a bird of biographical prey, Ackroyd identifies his subject in an iconic image of Chaucer addressing the court of Richard II and swoops to investigate Iain Finlayson The Times