Publication Date

1954

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Uhland, Maude

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of English

LCSH

Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Canterbury tales

Abstract

In 1870 James Russell Lowell wrote, "It is good to retreat now &nd then beyond earshot of tbe introspective confidences of modern literature and lose ourselves in the gracious worldlines of Chaucer."1 If such a retreat were good then, how much more beneficial it is now, eighty-four years later, for us to turn from our modem literature to find delight in the picture Chaucer left, in the Canterbury tales, of his world and the people be so genuinely loved in spite of their weaknesses. 1. James Russell Lowell, Literary Essays, Vol. III (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890), p. 293.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

26 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois State Teachers College

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In Copyright

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