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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (Penguin English Library)

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For more than 200 years after its first publication in 1593, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia was the most read, best-selling story in the language—the great English popular classic and one of the most influential.

As much a work of entertainment and wit as of instruction, it affords the best insight we have into the tastes and standards of the Elizabethans. Sidney became to his contemporaries the beau idéal of the Renaissance courtier and his Arcadia embodies the highest literary aspirations of the age. Here we have a gladiatorial display of rhetoric which outshines anything achieved in English before and possibly since. Though there has been much scholarly study of Sidney over recent years, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, in the traditional form in which it was read down the centuries, is not available anywhere else. The text is accompanied by a full introduction and notes.

Synopsis:

As much a work of entertainment and wit as of instruction, if affords the best insight we have into the tastes and standards of the Elizabethans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140431117
Editor:
Evans, Maurice
Author:
Evans, Maurice
Author:
Sidney, Philip
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Pastoral literature
Subject:
Pastoral literature, English.
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin English Library
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19771231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
880
Dimensions:
7.79 x 5.17 x 2 in 1.38 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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