Chaucer’s Portrait Gallery

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Title

Chaucer’s Portrait Gallery

Subject

Chaucer, Englishness, Great poets, companionship, English, novel, novels, literature, literary device

Description

G.H. suggests that the English novel is indebted to Chaucer’s literary device of throwing together people from assorted social grades to interact. The writer notes that few people read Chaucer for pleasure but if they did master Middle English they would agree that Chaucer was the greatest depicter of social types that English literature has produced. Chaucer’s interest in human nature is his most important quality. Humour and humanity are also characteristics of Englishness, the author remarks. The article finishes with a quote from Dryden: ‘Here is God’s plenty.’ [HH]

Creator

G.H.

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Argus

Date

21 September 1940

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Citation

“Chaucer’s Portrait Gallery,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed November 21, 2018, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/286.