Gower Bibliography

Gower's Serpent and the Carbuncle

Neville, Marie. "Gower's Serpent and the Carbuncle." Notes and Queries 197 (1952), pp. 225-226.


Neville responds to Leo Henkin's suggestion in "The Carbuncle in the Adder's Head," that the story of "Aspidis the Serpent" from Book 1 of the CA is based on two separate legends from folklore. Neville demonstrates that the combination of these stories did not originate with Gower, but with Brunetto Latini's "Li Livres dou Tresor," Gower's immediate source. [CvD]

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Subjects:Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Confessio Amantis

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