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The Floure and the Leafe, The Assembly of Ladies, The Isle of Ladies: Bibliography


Peck, Russell A. Chaucer's Romaunt of the Rose and Boece, Treatise on the Astrolabe, Equatorie of the Planetis, Lost Works and Chaucerian Apocrypha: An Annotated Bibliography 1900-1985 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988). Pp. 308-09, 317-21, 325-26.

Robbins, Rossell Hope. "The Chaucerian Apocrypha." In A Manual of the Writings in Middle English, ed. Albert E. Hartung (New Haven: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1974). Volume IV, chapter XI, pp. 1094-97, 1302-05.


Daly,Vincent, ed. A Critical Edition of The Isle of Ladies. The Renaissance Imagination: Important Literary and Theatrical Texts from the Late Middle Ages through the Seventeenth Century. Volume 28 (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1987). [Typescript of Harvard University Ph.D. thesis, 1977.]

Jenkins, Anthony, ed. The Isle of Ladies or the Ile of Pleasaunce. Garland Medieval Texts, Number 2 (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1980).

Pearsall, D. A., ed. The Floure and the Leafe and The Assembly of Ladies. Nelson's Medieval and Renaissance Library (London and Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson, 1962; reprinted Manchester: Manchester University Press, Old and Middle English Texts Series, 1980).

Skeat, W. W., ed. Chaucerian and Other Pieces. Volume VII of The Works of Chaucer (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1897). [Editions of FL and AL.]

Critical Studies

Barratt, Alexandra A. T. "'The Flower and the Leaf' and 'The Assembly of Ladies': Is There a (Sexual) Difference?" Philological Quarterly 66 (1987), 1-24.

Green, Richard Firth. Poets and Princepleasers: Literature and the English Court in the Late Middle Ages (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1980). [See especially chapter 4, "The Court of Cupid."]

Hammond, Eleanor Prescott, ed. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1927). [Texts and excellent commentary. Invaluable background.]

Harrington, David V. "The Function of Allegory in The Flower and the Leaf." Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 71 (1970), 244-53.

Lewis, C. S. The Allegory of Love (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1936). [See especially pp. 247-49.]

Marsh, G. L. "Sources and Analogues of The Flower and the Leaf." Modern Philology 4 (1906-7), 121-68, 281-328.

McMillan, Ann. "'Fayre Sisters Al': The Flower and the Leafe and The Assembly of Ladies." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 1 (1982), 27-42.

Pearsall, Derek. "The English Chaucerians." In Chaucer and Chaucerians: Critical Studies in Middle English Literature, ed. D. S. Brewer. (London and Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson, 1966), pp. 201-39. [See especially 225-30.]

Seaton, Ethel. Sir Richard Roos: Lancastrian Poet (London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961). [Valuable literary and social background, especially in chapters I and II; the authorship attributions (all three poems are ascribed to Roos) are not to be taken seriously.]

Stephens, John. "The Questioning of Love in the Assembly of Ladies." Review of English Studies ns 24 (1973), 129-40.

Stevens, John. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court (London: Methuen, 1961). [See especially chapter 9, "The Game of Love," pp. 154-202 (AL, 179-80; FL, 180-82).]