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The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke : Volume 1: Poems, Translations and Correspondence - Mary Sidney Herbert

The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke

Volume 1: Poems, Translations and Correspondence

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1998
ISBN: 9780198112808
Number Of Pages: 390

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Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, is the most important Elizabethan woman writer and patron outside the royal family. By astute use of the genres permitted to women, she supported the Protestant cause, introduced continental literary genres, expanded opportunities for later women writers, and influenced seventeenth-century lyric and drama by such writers as John Donne, George Herbert, Mary Wroth, and William Shakespeare. This scholarly edition in two volumes is the first to include all her extant works: Volume I prints her three original poems, the disputed 'Dolefull Lay of Clorinda', her translations from Petrarch, Mornay, and Garnier, and all her known letters. Volume II contains her metrical paraphrases of Psalms 44-150. The edition also provides a biographical introduction, discussion of her sources and methods of composition, textual annotation, and a detailed commentary.

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`Oxford's recent publication of her collected work, a full-dress two-volume undertaking.' David R. Slavitt, The Hudson Review

[Volume I] References and Abbreviations Editorial Procedure Chronological Table Introduction Biographical Introduction Origins, Early Reception, and Influence Methods of Composition and Translation THE TEXTS Original Works: `A Dialogue betweene two shepheards, Thenot and Piers, in praise of Astraea'; `Even Now that Care'; `To the Angell Spiriti of the most excellent, Sir Philip Sidney'; Variant printed in Samuel Daniel's 1623 Workes Disputed Work: `The Dolefull Lay of Clorinda' Translations: Antonius, by Robert Garnier; A Discourse of Life and Death by Philippe doe Mornay; The Triumph of Death by Francis Petrarch Correspondence: Manuscript Letters; Printed Letters Attributed to Mary Sidney Herbert, Dowager Countess of Pembroke Transmission and Authority of the Texts Commentary [Volume II] References and Abbreviations THE TEXTS The Psalmes of David Literary Context Copytext: Penshurst MS Variant Psalmes Manuscrips of the Psalmes Relationship of the Texts of the Psalmes Major Revisions of Psalms 1-43 Commentary

ISBN: 9780198112808
ISBN-10: 0198112807
Series: Oxford English Texts : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 1st March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.58