Questions tagged [geoffrey-chaucer]

Questions about the works of English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 1400) or his life as a writer. He authored The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The Legend of Good Women and other works.

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Why do translations of the line "Now have I told you soothly in a clause" ignore the word soothly?

I personally prefer to read The Canterbury Tales in the original English, but over the course of asking questions on this site I've come across several modern English translations. One thing that I'...
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Was Hardy's "A Few Crusted Characters" based directly on the Canterbury Tales?

I've just been reading Thomas Hardy's A Few Crusted Characters (full text available online), which is essentially a collection of short stories or vignettes loosely bound together by a framing story. ...
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