Taken from online … An extremely rare 1973 first edition of a volume by Dr Stephen Knight, then Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Sydney specialising in medieval literature. The book is a critical evaluation of the poetic genius of Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales. The author concentrates on this aspect to draw attention to the significance of Chaucer as a poet, and to help modern people to read the poetry with understanding and enjoyment. Perceptive and detailed discussions of each tale from Chaucer’s major work reveal the complexity and versatility of his poetic talent. Hardcover, 200 pages. In very good preloved condition. Hard copy editions of this book are difficult to source. Note that this volume does not have a dust cover — a section perhaps of the original dust cover has been neatly applied to the front cover. Ex Libris book plate applied inside front cover.