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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia: (The Old Arcadia)

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Sidney was in his early twenties when he wrote his 'Old' Arcadia for the amusement of his younger sister, the Countess of Pembroke. A romantic story in the manner of Shakespeare's early comedies, the 'Old' Arcadia also includes over 70 poems in a variety of meters and genres. This edition contains a Glossary and an Index of First Lines.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each...

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Sidney was in his early twenties when he wrote his 'Old' Arcadia for the amusement of his younger sister, the Countess of Pembroke. A romantic story in the manner of Shakespeare's early comedies, the 'Old' Arcadia also includes over 70 poems in a variety of meters and genres. This edition contains a Glossary and an Index of First Lines.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Based on the 1593 version published by Sidney's sister, this edition has been amended in light of Sidney's 1590 revised Arcadia and the 1598 folio.

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"Essential reading for the renaissance."--Susanne Collier, California State University, Northridge

"Splendid and affordable, with scholarly glossary and explanatory notes."--Susanne Collier, California State University, Northridge

"The best paperback edition I've seen."--Dr. Robert Albano, Troy State University, Dothanr

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  • ISBN-13: 9780199549849
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,142,709
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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    This Google copy is unreadable

    This google copy is unreadable because of all the modern computer symbles added all over the place. Find a different version.

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