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Chaucer: Ackroyd\'s Brief Lives

Chaucer: Ackroyd's Brief Lives

(2004)
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Geoffrey Chaucer enjoyed an eventful life, serving with the Duke of Clarence and with Edward III. Through his wife, Philippa, he gained the patronage of John of Gaunt, which helped him carve out a career at Court. His official posts included Controller of Customs at the Port of London, Knight of the Shire for Kent, and King's Forester. He went on numerous adventurous diplomatic missions to France and Italy, and in 1359 was taken prisoner in France and ransomed.

He began to write in the 1360s, and his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales, dominated the last part of his life. He died in 1400.

Peter Ackroyd's short biography, rich in drama and colour, evokes the medieval world of London and Kent, and provides an entertaining introduction to Chaucer's poetry.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Chaucer: Ackroyd's Brief Lives
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-385-50797-6 / 978-0-385-50797-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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April 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: Chaucer: Brief Lives
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-7011-6985-0 / 978-0-7011-6985-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

April 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Chaucer: Brief Lives
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 0-09-928748-X / 978-0-09-928748-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

July 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Chaucer: Ackroyd's Brief Lives (Ackroyd's Brief Lives (Audio))
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4001-0160-3 / 978-1-4001-0160-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Chaucer: Ackroyd's Brief Lives (Ackroyd's Brief Lives (Audio))
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4001-3160-X / 978-1-4001-3160-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2005 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Chaucer: Ackroyd's Brief Lives (Ackroyd's Brief Lives (Audio))
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
ISBN: 1-4001-5160-0 / 978-1-4001-5160-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Chaucer: Ackroyd's Brief Lives
Author(s): Peter Ackroyd
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Availability: Amazon   



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