G.K. Chesterton in Praise of Chaucer

In 1932, four years before his death and only ten years after his having entered the Catholic Church, G.K. Chesterton wrote a vivid and capacious book on the medieval Catholic poet, Geoffrey Chaucer (d.1400). With his characteristic modesty, his book was simply entitled Chaucer. (One year later, Chesterton would also publish his even more profound book on Saint Thomas Aquinas (d.1274), and once more it flowed forth in the radiant fullness of his gratitude, and imparted the enlargement that comes from his own uniquely winsome Faith.)

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