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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (the Old Arcadia)
by Philip Sidney, Katherine Duncan-Jones

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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 Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (the Old Arcadia) (Oxford World's Classics)The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (the Old Arcadia) (Oxford World's Classics)
Pub. Date: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Price: $20.54
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Notes: This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Partially rebound by library Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item, 350grams, ISBN: 9780199549849.
The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia: (The Old Arcadia)The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia: (The Old Arcadia) (Trade paperback)
Pub. Date: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Notes: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 399 p. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback).
 
 
 
 

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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: 16411169530
  • ISBN-13: 9780199549849
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Seller: Blackwell's
    Condition: New in new dust jacket.