Sentimental Comedy in the "Franklin's Tale."

Author / Editor
David, Alfrd.

Sentimental Comedy in the "Franklin's Tale."

Annuale Mediaevale 06 (1965)

Argues that the Franklin's gentility is a "watered-down version" of traditional gentility, aligning FranT with eighteenth-century bourgeois "sentimental comedy." Contrasts KnT and FranT, maintaining that "virtue releases man from the bonds of necessity" in the latter.

Chaucer Subjects
Franklin and His Tale
Knight and His Tale