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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (World's Classics)
by Sidney, Sir Philip

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Basilus, a foolish old duke, consults an oracle as he imperiously wishes to know the future, but he is less than pleased with what he learns. To escape the oracle's horrific prophecies about his family and kingdom he withdraws into pastoral retreat with his wife and two daughters. When a pair of wandering princes fall in love with the princesses and adopt disguises to gain access to them, all manner of complications, both comic and serious, ensue.

Part-pastoral romance, part-heroic epic, Sidney's long narrative work was hugely popular for centuries after its first publication in 1593, inspiring two sequels and countless imitations, and contributing greatly to the development of the novel.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The Old ArcadiaThe Old Arcadia (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1985-04-25
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Price: $3.45
Seller: Discover Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
Condition: Good
The Old ArcadiaThe Old Arcadia (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 1985-04-25
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Price: $3.45
Seller: Discover Books, Toledo, OH, USA
Description: All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor highlighting and marginalia, cocked spine or torn dust jacket. Maybe an ex-library copy and not include the accompanying CDs, access codes or other supplemental materials.
Condition: Good
 
 
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    The Old Arcadia (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1985
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    The Old Arcadia (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1985-04-25
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
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    'the Old Arcadia' By Sir Philip Sidney (World's Classics S. ) (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 21/02/1985
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    The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (the Old Arcadia). (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 1985
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Notes: First Edition Thus [1965], so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only some slight tanning to the text pages; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 399 pages. Edited and with an Introduction by Katherine Duncan-Jones. Oxford World's Classics Series. Attractive cover art depicting a detail from Titian's "Sacred and Profane Love". Mass Market Paperback.

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    The Old Arcadia (Paperback)
    Pub. Date: 25/04/1985
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Overview

Basilus, a foolish old duke, consults an oracle as he imperiously wishes to know the future, but he is less than pleased with what he learns. To escape the oracle's horrific prophecies about his family and kingdom he withdraws into pastoral retreat with his wife and two daughters. When a pair of wandering princes fall in love with the princesses and adopt disguises to gain access to them, all manner of complications, both comic and serious, ensue.

Part-pastoral romance, part-heroic epic, Sidney's long narrative work was hugely popular for centuries after its first publication in 1593, inspiring two sequels and countless imitations, and contributing greatly to the development of the novel.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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  • PID: 16140492589
  • ISBN-13: 9780192816900
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • Seller: Aardvark Books Ltd
    Description: Cover artwork may differ;
    Condition: Fair