In Defence of Lot.

Author / Editor
Taitt, Peter.

In Defence of Lot.

Notes and Queries 216 (1971): 284-85.

Explains that Chaucer's source for his account of Lot's incest, followed as it is by reference to Herod and the slaying of John (PardT 7.485-91), is likely to have been Peter Comestor's "Historia Libri Genesis" rather than the biblical account. Also treats Langland's accounts of Lot in "Piers Plowman."

Chaucer Subjects
Pardoner and His Tale
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations