Gower Bibliography

Das Leben der Constanze bei Trivet, Gower, und Chaucer

Lücke, Emil. "Das Leben der Constanze bei Trivet, Gower, und Chaucer." Anglia 14 (1892), pp. 77-122.

Review

Lücke's main aim is to demonstrate that Chaucer's Man of Law's Tale borrows directly from Nicholas Trivet in places, although Chaucer also knew Gower's version of the Constance story. After a brief overview of the criticism on the influence question, the rest of the essay is a meticulous plot summary of all three versions. While minor variations are noted, no general conclusions are drawn. [CvD]

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Subjects:Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Confessio Amantis

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