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Troilus and Cressida


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Frequently referred to as the first great English novel, this story of two lovers brims with romance, warfare, and betrayal. Set during the siege of Troy, the epic poem tells of Troilus, a Trojan prince who has fallen hopelessly in love with Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan priest who has defected to the Greeks.

Remarkable for his beauty and bravery, Troilus is an engaging youth--noble, sensitive, and pure-souled--who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tenderhearted young woman driven to infidelity by circumstance.

Regarded by many as Chaucer's most noble work of art, Troilus and Cressida has long been praised by critics as the most perfect of his completed works. The volume is an outstanding choice for readers of mythology and medieval poetry.

About the Author

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343and#8211;1400) is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. His greatest work stands as The Canterbury Tales.

Table of Contents



Book I--The Temple Door

Book II--Attack

Book III--Surrender

Book IV--Charge and Countercharge

Book V--The Betrayal

Product Details

Dover Publications
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Chaucer, Geoffrey
Dover Thrift Editions
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8.25 x 5.19 in 0.45 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » United Kingdom » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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