Chaucer and the House of Fame

  • Title: Chaucer and the House of Fame
  • Author: Philippa Morgan
  • ISBN: 9780786714667
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Chaucer and the House of Fame It is right in the middle of the Anglo French conflict the Hundred Years War In danger of losing the Aquitaine territory England sends Geoffrey Chaucer prot g of the king s son to France As
    It is 1370, right in the middle of the Anglo French conflict, the Hundred Years War In danger of losing the Aquitaine territory, England sends Geoffrey Chaucer, prot g of the king s son, to France As a poet on a diplomatic mission, Chaucer must persuade one of the most important noblemen of the region to remain loyal to England s king The problem is that the noble, HenIt is 1370, right in the middle of the Anglo French conflict, the Hundred Years War In danger of losing the Aquitaine territory, England sends Geoffrey Chaucer, prot g of the king s son, to France As a poet on a diplomatic mission, Chaucer must persuade one of the most important noblemen of the region to remain loyal to England s king The problem is that the noble, Henri, Comte de Guyac, whose wife Chaucer had previously fallen in love with when he was held prisoner by Henri, is not exactly neutral in his feelings for Chaucer Wondering how he will feel when he meets with Rosamund, the Comte s wife, Chaucer reaches de Guyac s castle and is greeted by turmoil There are factions ready to undermine his mission, which is further complicated when Henri is killed during a boar hunt Chaucer soon realizes the Comte s death is no hunting accident and that he must solve the murder before returning home Enemies and suspects abound Wanting only to return to England and get back to his work, Chaucer finds himself in the midst of a brightly colorful puzzle that turns him into a fugitive in a foreign country, unsure who his friends and enemies really are.

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    1. A pseudonym used by Philip Gooden.Series Chaucer


    258 Comments


    1. Although I very much enjoyed this book, I can identify immediately one possible reason why it's never become a huge hit: as someone just now entering their fifth year of university education on the very subjects (medieval history and literature) dealt with in this book, I suspect that I'm better prepared to be flung headlong into the fourteenth century without much preamble than many readers coming to this novel. (I don't know for sure, of course, since my perception of what non-medievalists kno [...]

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    2. DNF ~ 90 pagesI just don't care. The villain is cartoonishly evil. Chaucer isere. Neither gets much in-depth characterization despite huge infodumps aboutuff.

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    3. I only got about 156 pages into this 350ish page book. The story seemed to be going horribly slowly to the point where I wasn't sure what the point of it was. I found myself wondering, "Why am I reading this again? What's the purpose of this excursion?" It was just extremely bland and not very exciting. I have never stopped reading a book midway through before but I simply couldn't force myself to finish this one and not just because of the lackluster series of eventsI have an issue with violenc [...]

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    4. CHAUCER AND THE HOUSE OF FAME (Historical Mystery-France-1370) – VGMorgan, Philippa – 1st in seriesConstable, 2004- UK HardcoverGeoffrey Chaucer has been asked by his brother-in-law, John of Gaunt, to deliver a letter to France and to Comte de Guyac. He is unaware of being shadowed and that murders are occurring behind him, until the Comte dies in, what is clearly not, a hunting accident.*** I wasn't certain about Chaucer in a mystery, but this worked mainly because the character was used in [...]

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    5. Historical mystery. Aquitaine is becoming more disaffected from England. John of Gaunt sends Chaucer to an Aquitainian lord to talk him into staying allied with England. Chaucer knows the lord, who once held him for ransom, and he knows the lord's wife, who once dazzled him. He is distressed when Lord Henri dies in a boar hunt. The death creates an opportunity for some political reshuffling.I must comment: what a boar hunt it was! Best part of the book, because of the exciting sense of reality t [...]

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    6. Good little murder mystery, but, like the second in the series (which I actually read first), the historic detail was lacking. Chaucer was traveling to Aquitaine at a time of great political upheaval to persuade his one-time friend and captor to side with England. This period of history is so rich with drama and intrigue but somehow Chaucer's plodding along in this murder mystery (which only happens half way through the book) minimizes this exciting time in Medieval France. Chaucer seemed more l [...]

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    7. When I picked up this book I expected to enjoy the history and mystery promised in the summary. I really tried to like this book, but after about 130 pages I decided I couldn't waste any more time trying to finish the book. I think this story could have worked better as a short story rather than a novel, there was much that I felt was unnecessary, which made it slow-moving and boring. So much so that I questioned where the plot was even going.

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    8. Chaucer is sent on a mission to Aquitaine to persuade the lord there to join the English cause. Thee's a mysterious person followinghim and killing people. Various other things happen in the plot but I found I didn't really care. Not as good as I expected.

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    9. I didn't finish it in time to return . . maybe another day? But not too bad for a first book.

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    10. Good reading but essential clues were left out until near the very end. There was no way you could deduct the murderer on your own until the end.

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