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Author Arner, Lynn, author.

Title Chaucer, Gower, and the vernacular rising : poetry and the problem of the populace after 1381 / Lynn Arner
Published University Park, Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania State University Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (198 pages)
Contents Chaucer's and Gower's early readership expanded -- Against the greyness of the multitude : poetry, prestige, and the Confessio amantis -- Time after time : historiography and Nebuchadnezzar's dream -- In defense of Cupid : poetics, gender, and the Legend of good women -- Chaucer on the effects of poetry
Summary This book examines the transmission of Greco-Roman and European literature into English in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, when literacy was burgeoning among men and women from the nonruling classes in England. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gower, John, 1325?-1408. Confessio amantis.
Gower, John, 1325?-1408 -- Criticism and interpretation
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Legend of good women.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Criticism and interpretation
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400 -- Criticism and interpretation
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Legend of good women
Gower, John, 1325?-1408 -- Criticism and interpretation
Gower, John, 1325?-1408. Confessio amantis
Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400
Gower, John, 1325?-1408
SUBJECT Confessio amantis (Gower, John) fast
Legend of good women (Chaucer, Geoffrey) fast
Subject English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism
Literature and society -- England -- History -- To 1500
Social classes -- England -- History -- To 1500
Literacy -- England -- History -- To 1500
Tyler's Insurrection, 1381.
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English poetry -- Middle English
Literature and society
Social classes
Social conditions
England -- Social conditions -- 1066-1485.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780271062037