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The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics

Author: Blair Worden
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written around 1580, Philip Sidney's Arcadia is a romance, a love story, a work of wit and enchantment set in an ancient and mythical land. But, as Blair Worden now startlingly reveals, it is also a grave and urgent commentary on Elizabethan politics. Under the protective guise of pastoral fiction, Sidney produced a searching reflection on the misgovernment of Elizabeth I and on the failings of monarchy as a system
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Philip Sidney; Philip Sidney; Philip Sidney, Sir.; Philip Sidney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Blair Worden
ISBN: 0300066937 9780300066937
OCLC Number: 34721696
Description: xxv, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Principal Characters (The Old Arcadia) --
Synopsis (The Old Arcadia) --
1. Teaching and Delight --
2. Virtue and Religion --
3. Sidney's Loyalties --
4. An Unelected Vocation --
5. A Losing Cause --
6. The Anjou Match --
7. Standing Alone --
8. Three Crises of Counsel --
9. The Reign of Basilius --
10. Mary Queen of Scots --
11. The Death of Basilius --
12. Monarchal Dissipations --
13. Forms of Government --
14. History Lessons --
15. On Ister Bank --
16. Resistance --
17. Falling in Love --
18. Public and Private Respects --
19. Causeless Yieldings --
App. A. Greville, Sidney and the Two Arcadias --
App. B. Sir John Hayward and the Old Arcadia --
App. C. Philisides' Fable.
Responsibility: Blair Worden.
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