Apprentice Janekyn/clerk Jankyn: Discrete phases in Chaucer's developing conception of the Wife

Henebry, Charles W.M.
December 1997
Chaucer Review;1997, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p146
Academic Journal
Opinion. Focuses on the conceptual development of the character Alison `the Wife' in the novel `Wife of Bath.' How critics viewed her character; Information on the debate between Alison and Saint Jerome on marriage; Consideration of the `Wife's Prologue' in isolation from her portrait; How Alison's pattern of development was traced through her prologue.


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