John Gower

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The contemporary and personal friend of Geoffrey Chaucer, the English poet John Gower produced works in the tradition of courtly love and moral allegory. ‘Confessio Amantis’, Gower’s greatest English poem, is a collection of exemplary tales of love, whereby Venus’ priest, Genius, instructs the poet, Amans, in the art of both courtly and Christian love. The stories derive from classical and medieval sources and are told with a tender, restrained narrative style. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Gower’s complete English works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Gower’s life and works
* Concise introduction to Gower’s life and poetry
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes G. C. Macaulay’s 1901 text of ‘Confessio Amantis’, with line numbers
* Macaulay’s seminal biography – discover Gower’s medieval world


The Life and Poetry of John Gower
Brief Introduction: John Gower by Sidney Lee
Confessio Amantis
To King Henry IV: In Praise of Piece

The Biography
Life of Gower by G. C. Macaulay

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