Sir Philip Sidney: The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

The New Arcadia, Second Revised Edition

Edited by Victor Skretkowicz, Elisabeth Chaghafi and J. B. Lethbridge

Sir Philip Sidney: <i>The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia</i>
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  • ISBN: 9781526174970
  • Publish Date: Jun 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7497-0
    • Pages: 686
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: June 2024
    • Series: The Manchester Spenser


    Modern readers mostly know Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia in its complete 'old' version, but it is the New Arcadia (published in 1590), a revised version of his pastoral romance The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, that was the most influential and most widely imitated literary text of the sixteenth century. Preserving the basic plot, New Arcadia adds further narrative strands and introduces ambitious revisions, demonstrating Sidney's brilliance as a prose writer.

    This edition of the New Arcadia is the first in nearly four decades, preserving the text of Victor Skretkowicz' celebrated 1987 edition, whilst making the text accessible through modern spelling and supplementing it with a substantially expanded scholarly commentary, an updated glossary, and additional long notes on the book's history and Sidney's use of rhetorical devices, as well as his contributions to the English language.


    General Preface
    Preface to the 1987 Edition
    References and Abbreviations
    General Introduction
    Textual Introduction
    List of Sigla
    The History of Arcadia in Print
    Arcadia Editions Before 1700
    Rhetorical Figures in the New Arcadia
    The New Arcadia
    The First Book
    The Second Book
    The Third Book
    I. Eclogues from the 1590 edition
    II. Dedication from the Old Arcadia
    III. Evidence against T
    IV. New Arcadia - Rhetorical Figures
    The First Book
    The Second Book
    TheThird Book
    The Eclogues
    Index of Characters
    Index of Other Names
    Index of Places
    Index of First Lines of Poems
    Genealogical Tables
    General Index to Introduction and Commentary


    Victor Skretkowicz joined the Department of English at the University of Dundee in 1978, and remained there until 2009.

    Elisabeth Chaghafi is a Lecturer in English at Tübingen University.

    J. B. Lethbridge is a Lecturer emeritus at Tübingen University.

    Sir Philip Sidney: The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia

    Edited by Victor Skretkowicz, Elisabeth Chaghafi, J. B. Lethbridge

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