John Gower 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.
Few details are known of Gower's early life. He was probably born into a prominent Yorkshire family which held properties in Kent, Yorkshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. It is thought that he practiced law in or around London.
While in London, he became closely associated with the nobility of his day. He was apparently ... more »
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- Confessio Amantis, Book III
- Concerning the Philosophers Stone. ( alc...
- Confessio Amantis. Explicit Liber Terciu...
- Confessio Amantis. Explicit Prologus
- Confessio Amantis. Prologus
- Confessio Amantis. Explicit Liber Primus
- Confessio Amantis. Explicit Liber Septim...
- Confessio Amantis. Explicit Liber Secund...
- Confessio Amantis. Explicit Liber Quintu...
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