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Gower, John 1325?-1408

Overview
Works: 346 works in 1,141 publications in 6 languages and 28,228 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Romances  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR1984, 821.1
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Most widely held works about John Gower
 
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Most widely held works by John Gower
Confessio amantis (The lover's shrift) by John Gower( Book )

95 editions published between 1483 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English works of John Gower by John Gower( Book )

51 editions published between 1900 and 1979 in English and English, Middle and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major Latin works of John Gower: The voice of one crying, and the tripartite chronicle by John Gower( Book )

15 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from John Gower by John Gower( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gower was the most prolific English poet of the fourteenth century and, except for Chaucer, the most versatile. The sheer bulk of his English work and the cost of the only edition available, have hitherto deterred many readers, whilst others have been misled by Chaucer's description of him as 'moral'. The stories in this volume show that, far from being a rigorous moralist, Gower is compassionate, tolerant and perceptive -- and has a distinct ironic humour. His portrait of the superannuated lover is deftly sketched; the form of the lover's confession has its own rationale; and the verse is always neat and flexible. In the light of this selection it is easy to understand why Chaucer and Gower valued each other's friendship. Besides tales from the "Confessio amantis", the volume contains part of the moving poem on Peace, three of the French balades, and passages from the longer French and Latin poems
The complete works of John Gower by John Gower( Book )

in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of the seven deadly sins : being the Confessio amantis by John Gower( Book )

22 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and English, Middle and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poetry by John Gower( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and English, Middle and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Gower's literary transformations in the Confessio amantis : original articles and translations( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of John Gower. Edited from the manuscripts, with introductions, notes, and glossaries by John Gower( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the Confessio amantis by John Gower( Book )

12 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessio amantis by John Gower( Book )

in English, Middle and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessio amantis of John Gower by John Gower( Book )

9 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirour de l'omme = The mirror of mankind by John Gower( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 1992 in English and French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Io. Gower de confessione amantis by John Gower( Book )

23 editions published between 1532 and 1554 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French balades by John Gower( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and French, Old and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Latin verses in the Confessio amantis : an annotated translation by John Gower( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Latin and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessio amantis; selections by John Gower( Book )

7 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in English and Latin and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THis book is intituled confessio amantis, that is to saye in englysshe the confessyon of the louer maad and compyled by Iohan Gower squyer by John Gower( Book )

7 editions published in 1483 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Gower, moral philosopher and friend of Chaucer by John H Fisher( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in Undetermined and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mediaeval sciences in the works of John Gower by George G Fox( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Confessio amantis (The lover's shrift)
Alternative Names
Goer, Joan 1330-1408

Gower, Johannes 1330-1408

Gower, John ca. 1325-1408

Ioannes Gower

Iohannes 1330-1408 Gower

Iohannes Gower 1330-1408

Joan 1330-1408

Joan 1330-1408 Goer

Joan Goer 1330-1408

Joannes 1330-1408 Goverus

Joannes Goverus 1330-1408

Johannes 1330-1408

Johannes 1330-1408 Gowerus

Johannes Gowerus 1330-1408

John 1330-1408

John 1330-1408 Gower

John Gower 1330-1408

John Gower Brits auteur

John Gower écrivain britannique

John Gower englischer Schriftsteller

John Gower English writer

John Gower poeta britannico

Джон Гауэр

ג'ון גאוור

ג'ון גאוור סופר בריטי

جان گاور نویسنده و شاعر بریتانیایی

ಜಾನ್ ಗೋವರ್

ガワー, ジョン

ジョン・ガワー

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The English works of John GowerTales of the seven deadly sins : being the Confessio amantisSelected poetryConfessio amantisThe French baladesConfessio amantis; selectionsLies, slander, and obscenity in medieval English literature : pastoral rhetoric and the deviant speaker