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The Book of the Duchess, also known as The Deth of Blaunche is the earliest of Chaucer's major poems, preceded only by his short poem, "An ABC," and possibly by his translation of The Romaunt of the Rose. Most sources put the date of composition after 12 September 1368 (when Blanche of Lancaster died) and 1372, with many recent studies privileging a date as early as the end of 1368. At the beginning of the poem, the sleepless poet lies in bed, reading a book. A collection of old stories, the book tells the story of Ceyx and ...

The Book of the Duchess 2015, Createspace

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The Book of the Duchess 2015, Createspace

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The Book of the Duchess 2007, Hesperus Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781843911579

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Book of the Duchess 1993, Durham Medieval Texts, Durham / Durham

ISBN-13: 9780950598925

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