A comprehensive account of Chaucer's Legend of Good Women.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Part I. Chaucer's Good Woman: 1. The good woman: the daisy; 2. Alceste: the good woman of legend; 3. The good woman: a legendary beast? Part II. The God of Love: 4. The God of love; 5. The accusation; 6. The defence: tyrants of Lombardy; 7. The defence: Matere and Entente; Part III. The Palinode: The Legends of a Good Woman: 8. Ariadne: the ladies and the critics; 9. Medea: the ladies and their reputations; 10. Cleopatra: legend of Cupid's saint; 11. Dido: composite woman; 12. Lucrece: too good to be true? 13. Phyllis and inherited male perfidy; Part IV. The Legend as Courtly Game: Epilogue.
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