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Geoffrey Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales. Joonas Vangonen. Born in 1343 in London English author , poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Took part in the Hundred Years War One of the first authors to write in English Was married to Philippa de Roet. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Geoffrey Chaucer and Canterbury Tales

Joonas VangonenGeoffrey Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales

Born in 1343 in LondonEnglish author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Took part in the Hundred Years WarOne of the first authors to write in EnglishWas married to Philippa de Roet

Did most of his writing between 1369 and 1393Comptroller of the Customs for the Port of LondonDied at St.Mary's Chapel at Westminster on October 25, 1400Buried in Westminster Abbey

One of the first books ever to be written in EnglishAbout the journey of pilgrimsChaucer planned to write 120 tales, but managed to complete only 24The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer began to write the stories in the 1380sTwo of the stories are written in prose and the others in verseCharacters from different classes: a knight, a cook, a sailor, a farmer etc.

A scene from the prologue of The Canterbury Tales by Edward Henry Corbould

Thank You for Your attention!http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/chaucer.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Chaucerhttp://www.rossettiarchive.org/img/op44.jpghttp://www.rossettiarchive.org/img/op44.jpghttp://web2.slc.qc.ca/psavard/images/Geoffrey_Chaucer.jpghttp://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/Used sources: