The Life of Sir Philip Sidney

The Life of Sir Philip Sidney

by Malcolm William Wallace


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For this study of Sir Philip Sidney, first published in 1915, Professor Malcolm William Wallace sought to examine all the previous manuscripts and published sources of information pertaining to Sidney's life. To this he added some significant details of Sidney's childhood, drawn from Thomas Marshall's book of accounts - a manuscript which Professor Wallace discovered at Penshurst and which he edited in an appendix to this volume. There is also a fuller disclosure of the intimacy of Sidney's relationship to the Prince of Orange along with various other points of some interest. The sum of these details helps to make this volume an important contribution to the study of one of the most enduring Elizabethan poets.

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ISBN-13: 9780521166225
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/14/2011
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Birth and parentage; 2. Church preferment; 3. Shrewsbury school; 4. A visit to Oxford; 5. Sir Henry in Ireland, 1566–1571; 6. University education; 7. Saint Bartholomew; 8. Continental travel; 9. At Court; 10. An ambassador of the Queen; 11. 1577–1579; 12. Sidney a man of letters - the Arcadia and the Apologie for Poetrie; 13. Astrophel and Stella; 14. 1581; 15. 1582; 16. 1583; 17. 1584; 18. 1585; 19. The Netherlands; 20. Military operations; 21. The end; Postcript; Facsimile page of Marshall's manuscript; Appendices; Index.

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