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This edition was published in by Clarendon Press in Oxford.

The Legend of Good Women is a poem in the form of a dream vision by Geoffrey Chaucer.

The poem is the third longest of Chaucer's works, after The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, and is possibly the first significant work in English to use the iambic pentameter or decasyllabic couplets which he later used throughout The Canterbury Tales. This form of the heroic couplet would become a significant part of English literature no doubt inspired by Chaucer.

The prologue describes how Chaucer is reprimanded by the god of love and his queen, Alceste, for his works—such as Troilus and Criseyde—depicting women in a poor light. Criseyde is made to seem inconstant in love in that earlier work, and Alceste demands a poem of Chaucer extolling the virtues of women and their good deeds.

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The legend of good women
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The legend of good women: written in praise of women faithful in love
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The legend of good women
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The legend of good women.
1889, Clarendon Press
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The legend of good women
1889, Clarendon press
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The legend of good women
1889, Clarendon Press

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The Legend of Good Women is a poem in the form of a dream vision by Geoffrey Chaucer.

The poem is the third longest of Chaucer's works, after The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde, and is possibly the first significant work in English to use the iambic pentameter or decasyllabic couplets which he later used throughout The Canterbury Tales. This form of the heroic couplet would become a significant part of English literature no doubt inspired by Chaucer.

The prologue describes how Chaucer is reprimanded by the god of love and his queen, Alceste, for his works—such as Troilus and Criseyde—depicting women in a poor light. Criseyde is made to seem inconstant in love in that earlier work, and Alceste demands a poem of Chaucer extolling the virtues of women and their good deeds.

The legend of good women

This edition was published in by Clarendon Press in Oxford.


Edition Notes

Series
Clarendon Press series. Chaucer

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR1881 .A2 1889, PR1881 .S5 1889

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Pagination
liv, 229 p. --

ID Numbers

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OL7106971M
Internet Archive
legendofgoodwome00chauuoft
LC Control Number
12031323

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