|Other titles||The merry duchess.|
|Statement||written by George R. Sims ; composed by Frederic Clay.|
|Series||English and American drama of the nineteenth century|
|Contributions||Sims, George Robert, 1847-1922.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||24|
Praise for The Duchess “Georgiana bursts from the pages of Amanda Foreman’s dazzling biography like the force of nature she undoubtedly was–passionate, political, addicted to gambling, and drunk on life. This is a stunning book about an astonishing woman.”–Simon Schama4/4(). The Book of the Duchess and Other Poems Summary. The Book of the Duchess is a poem of the dream-vision genre, presumably composed as an elegy for the death of Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster (the wife of Geoffrey Chaucer's patron, the royal Duke of Lancaster, John of Gaunt) in or The book is called My American Duchess, so its no big leap to realize that Merrys engagement to the Dukes brother isnt the way the story is going to end. In fact, when she meets the Duke of Trent that very same night, its obvious that he is the better match/5. About The Book of the Duchess: The Book of the Duchessis the first of Chaucer's major poems. Scolars are uncertain about the date of composition. Most scolars ascribe the date of composition between and Chaucer probably wrote the poem to commemorate the death of Blanche of Lancaster, John of Gaunt's wife. The poem begins with a.
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Chaucer (ca. ) The Book of the Duchess is the first major work by Geoffrey Chaucer, who wrote it sometime during the years Written in octosyllabic couplets, the 1,line poem is a veritable mosaic of several genres—including allegory, dream vision, elegy, and romance—infused with themes of love, loss, and consolation. The majority of The Book of the Duchess was written in rhyming couplets (AA, BB, CC, DD, and so on). But so many changes have occurred in pronunciation and stress between Chaucer's Middle English and today's English that we tend to read the lines with more or . Diary of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna: Comlplete Tercentennial Journal of the Third Daugher of the Last Tsar (The Romanovs in Their Own Words Book 6) Helen Azar out of 5 /5(18). The Book of the Duchess, with all its defects, is a very beautiful poem. There is a haunting charm about it that eludes analysis, but subdues our mood to a gentle and vaguely troubled pensiveness. The mind is purged, not by the tragedy of life, with its pity and terror, but by a sense of the sadness which pervades its beauty and its joy.