Chaucer the Cat and the

In the tradition of “Canterbury Tales,” Chaucer Cat and his group animal pilgrims from all over world relate tales their native countries as a way to pass time they travel honor St. Francis Assisi.

The author of numerous books on Geoffrey Chaucer, the nineteenth-century scholar, Mary Eliza Haweis, has been largely erased from general histories Chaucer studies. In her critical biography, Flowers Braswell traces Haweis’s career, bringing out obscurity and placing contributions to scholarship in context those influential Chaucerians period such as Frederick James Furnivall, Walford Dakin Selby, Walter Rye. draws extensive archival research a broad range late-Victorian newspapers, journals, society papers weave fascinating picture own life work, which quantity quality rivaled that contemporaries. we discover, corrected assumptions related seal texts, findings attention public works for Schools, first textbook poet. also sheds light ways fashion, society, culture, art, leisure activities intermingled with scholarship, recovery, museum editing, writing, publishing middle upper classes. Concluding discussion forgotten role head section National Home Reading Union, Braswell’s book makes strong case both influence scholar importance an educator Britain United States.