THE LIFE OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER
“THE FATHER OF ENGLISH POETRY”
In 1372 he visits Italy
So he writers
THE CANTERBURY TALES
CHAUCER’s literary production is usually divided into three periods:
(imitation of the French)
Le Roman de la Rose, an unfinished translation of the French allegorical poem.
The Book of the Duchess, an allegorical lament on the death of John of Gaunt’s first wife
(mostly under Italian and Latin influence)
Troilus and Criseyde, from Boccaccio’s Filostrato
The house of Fame, for which he was partly indebted to Dante and Ovid.
The Legend of Good Women, made up of an allegorical prologue and nine stories of women.
The Parliament of Fowls, rich in comic spirit.
(also called the English Period)
The Canterbury Tales, although some of the tales later introduced into the work had been written earlier .