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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.


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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Confessio Amantis

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