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The Parliament of Birds

The Parliament of Birds

Category: Poetry
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, E.B. Richmond, Steve Ellis
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Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Counts: 831
Original Format: Paperback, 144 pages
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Publisher: September 1st 2004 by Hesperus Press (first published 1477)
Language: English
ISBN: 1843911019
ISBN13: 9781843911012
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Tags: Fiction   Classics   Poetry   Academic   Read For School  
Original Title: The Parliament of Birds
In this collection of poems, among his very best, Chaucer showcases his lyrical skills to perfection. Verging from tragic to comic, the overriding theme of the poetry is love, in its many guises. Chaucer tells of his passion for reading, which allows him to eavesdrop on a "parliament of birds" on St Valentine’s Day, he tells how he, as an inveterate reader, forsakes his books on the first of May to wander into the fields, he complains of being short of money, and he complains to his scribe for copying his verses badly. All in all, in the course of the poetry he reveals a lot about himself, and does so throughout in an engaging and civilized manner.

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