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Book Title: Confessio Amantis: Selections|
The author of the book: John Gower
Date of issue: January 30th 2010
ISBN 13: 9780521136747
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.49 MB
Edition: Cambridge University Press
Read full description of the books Confessio Amantis: Selections:In writing the Confessio Amantis, John Gower pioneered the use of English as a literary language. Commissioned by King Richard II, it is a compendium of stories held together by a frame narrative in which they serve as examples given to a lover by his confessor. In this volume, which is based on Pauli's 1857 edition, H. S. Bennett has selected some of the most enjoyable passages from the Confessio Amantis. They serve together as an illuminating sample of one of the earliest and most important books in the canon of English literature.
Read information about the authorJohn Gower (c. 1330 – October 1408) was an English poet, a contemporary of William Langland and a personal friend of Geoffrey Chaucer. He is remembered primarily for three major works, the Mirroir de l'Omme, Vox Clamantis, and Confessio Amantis, three long poems written in French, Latin, and English respectively, which are united by common moral and political themes.
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