Gower Bibliography

The Constance Saga

Gough, A. B. "The Constance Saga." Berlin: Mayer & Müller, 1902

Review

While Gough makes little reference to Chaucer and Gower's versions of the Constance Story, he does provide extensive background information about this tale type. The first half of the book catalogues numerous versions according to plot motifs. The second half analyzes what historical incidents may have influenced the changes to the narrative within various traditions. Here Nicholas Trivet's interaction with his alleged Saxon source is a frequent reference point. [CvD]

Item Type:Book
Subjects:Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Confessio Amantis

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