I have now posted all five books of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde free online.
Troilus and Criseyde was the direct source for Shakespeare’s own Troilus and Cressida. It tells the story of two lovers separated by war – the Trojan War in fact!
It’s not one of my favourite poems by Chaucer – the Canterbury tales are much more down to earth for my taste. But it is still a great work of art, and a must read for anyone interested in Medieval English literature.
- Thoughts on Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and Troilus and Cressida (nonzerologic.wordpress.com)
- From Shakespeare, Insights on Mind and Body (psychcentral.com)
- Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales (mbbsmkmedia.wordpress.com)