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By Geoffrey Chaucer

The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as lively and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the spouse of bathtub, and others who make up the forged of characters — together with Chaucer himself — are actual humans, with human feelings and weaknesses. while it's remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time while Latin was once the normal literary language throughout western Europe, the significance of his fulfillment is much more impressive. yet Chaucer's genius wishes no old creation; it bursts forth from each web page of The Canterbury Tales.

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1912 Lewis舗s first book, a boys舗 adventure story entitled Hike and the Aeroplane, is published under the pseudonym Tom Graham. 1914 Lewis marries Grace Livingston Hegger, an active philanthropist and editor at Vogue, and moves to Port Washington, New York. He works as an editor and advertising manager at the George H. Doran Publishing Company, and devotes his evenings to writing novels. His first adult novel, Our Mr. Wrenn, is published. 1915 The Trail of the Hawk is published. In late fall, Lewis receives a check for $500 from the Saturday Evening Post for one of his stories.

In 1930 he became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Lewis舗s reputation declined in succeeding years. After the publication of The Prodigal Parents (1938), he was never able to draw the wide readership of his earlier days. His marriage to Dorothy Thompson ended in divorce in 1942, and he spent the last years of his life in Europe, alone and suffering from alcoholism and ill health. On January 10, 1951, Harry Sinclair Lewis died of a heart attack in Rome at the age of sixty-five.

He who had been a boy very credulous of life was no longer greatly interested in the possible and improbable adventures of each new day. He escaped from reality till the alarm-clock rang, at seven-twenty. III It was the best of nationally advertised and quantitatively produced alarm-clocks, with all modern attachments, including cathedral chime, intermittent alarm, and a phosphorescent dial. Babbitt was proud of being awakened by such a rich device. Socially it was almost as creditable as buying expensive cord tires.

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