The Legend of Good Women

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The Legend of Good Women  (1380s) 
by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Legend of Good Women is a poem in the form of a dream vision by Geoffrey Chaucer. The poem is the third longest of Chaucer’s works, after The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde and is possibly the first significant work in English to use the iambic pentameter or decasyllabic couplets which he later used throughout the Canterbury Tales. This form of the heroic couplet would become a significant part of English literature no doubt inspired by Chaucer.Excerpted from The Legend of Good Women on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.



This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.