|Troilus and Criseyde (1386) [Novel]|
by Geoffrey Chaucer
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Series: Story of Troilus
Often called the first great English novel, Troilus and Cressida, a tragic love story set during the siege of Troy, is Chaucer's masterpiece. Troilus, a valiant warrior, is scornful of love until he catches a glimpse of Cressida. With the help of his friend and her uncle Pandarus, Troilus wins Cressida over. But their happiness is destroyed when, summoned to a Greek camp, Cressida seeks the protection of one Diomede and ultimately betrays Troilus.
Original title: Troilus and Criseyde
Genre: Poetry→ Epic and Narrative Poetry