- Book Title: Sir Philip Sidney
- Author: Frederick S Boas
- ISBN: MW99331851
- Publisher: Staples
- Year Published: 1955
- Our Normal Price: £33.00 GBP ($41.25 USD)
- 10% Discounted Price: £29.70 GBP ($37.13 USD)
- Description: Staples Press 1955: first edition dark blue hardcover with gilt lettering to spine: approximately 5.5 by 8.75 inches tall: 204 pages including index. Synopsis: A scholarly analysis of Sir Philip Sidney's life and achievements, scrutinising his roles as scholar, courtier, diplomat, statesman, writer, and soldier; and assessing his impact upon the age of Queen Elizabeth 1. Contents:- Preface. 1) Birth and Parentage. 2)Shrewsbury School- Visit to Oxford. 3)Undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford. 4)Continental Travel-Friendship with Hubert Languet. 5) With His Father in Ireland. 6)Elizabeth's Diplomatic Envoy- Interest in Exploration - Letter Against the French Marriage. 7)'The Lady of May' connection with Harvey and Spenser. 8)'The Defence of Posie.' 1 -- Philosophers Historians and Poets. 9)' The Defence of Posie 11' --Criticism of Contemporary Drama. 10) The Old 'Arcadia' Manuscripts -- First Printed Version. 11)The Old 'Arcadia'-- Oracles and Sex Entanglements. 12) The Manuscripts and the 1593 'Arcadia' -- A Suspected Murder and Political Crisis -- Euarchus as Judge -- Coup de Theatre. 13) The New 'Arcadia' -- Kalender's House -- Argalus and Parthenia 14) 'Amphialus and Queen Helen -- The Challenge of Phalantus. 15) Recitals by Musidorus and Pamela. 16) Pamphilus and Dido -- Deaths of Palladius and his Mother. 17) Political Debate-Queen Erona. 18) Cecropia's Castle -- Her Plots for Amphialus. 19) The 'Arcadia Through the Centuries -- The Two Versions Compared. 20) Metrical Virtuosity -- Philisides and Mira. 21) 'Astrophel and Stella' -- Editions -- Spontaneity -- Date. 22)'Astrophel and Stella'-- Songs --Joy and Disillusion. 23) Translations -- The Psalms -- Trewness of the Christian Religion. 24) Sidney and Don Antonio -- Family Letters -- Marriage. 25) Oxford again -- Trans-Atlantic Enterprise -- Ordnance Office -- Sidney and Drake . 26) Governor of Flushing -- Pessimist Report -- Arrival of Leicester -- Death of Sir Henry and Lady Mary. 27) Military Operations -- Wounded at Zutphen -- Makes Will -- Death.28) National Grief and Tributes -- The Funeral. 29)Conclusions. Index. Condition: Preliminary pages and page edging foxed: overall clean, firm and good.
- Condition: Collectable- Very Good
- Dustcover: No
- Binding: Hardback
- Type: Used Books
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