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Don't be misled by the titleSept. 6 2007
Roger A. Ladd
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While I have no quarrel with Kessinger, and while this volume is reasonably priced for what it is, it is by no means the Complete Works of John Gower. It is only one of the four volumes of that collection, the one containing the second half of the Confessio Amantis (books 5-8), and the poem "In Praise of Peace," along with some editorial matter, including the glossary and Proper Name index. The reproduction of the volume is not badly done; though some pages have a darkened background, they are quite readable. Without the other three volumes (or at least the one with the first four books of the Confessio), this edition is of limited utility. Unless you are looking specifically for Macaulay's notes on the latter half of the poem, his index, or "In Praise of Peace," you can find a better edition of the Confessio for this price. I recommend Peck.