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Countess Of Pembroke's Arcadia, The : Penguin English Library - Philip Sidney

Countess Of Pembroke's Arcadia, The

Penguin English Library

Paperback Published: 1st December 1977
ISBN: 9780140431117
Number Of Pages: 880
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

ISBN: 9780140431117
ISBN-10: 014043111X
Series: Penguin English Library
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 880
Published: 1st December 1977
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1