In Franklin’s tale, Geoffrey Chaucer tells us that “trouthe is the highest thing that man can keep.” But what is this “trouthe?”
It’s not exactly the truth or troth. It is a virtue more complex than either. This book looks at Chaucer’s use of the word. Chaucer also argues that it is a virtue and an emotion. An emotion now largely forgotten but still felt by some people (notably autistics) probably by Chaucer himself.
In a small way, it tries to bring back this lost virtue. This final edition adds slightly more documentation to the pre-release version.