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Anna Weamys's A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia is a woman's contribution to one of the dominant genres of her sex's readership in the seventeenth century: the heroic romance. Part of the considerable power and appeal of this work is its reduction of the heroic romance to a smaller scale. In its shorter length and its comparatively direct style, it avoids the fustian and bloat of the form. At the same time, it elaborates on the genre's stronger points--its playfulness and fantasy, its explorations of the nuances of sensibility--while not sacrificing its capacity for political statement. Weamys's Arcadia is an interesting and accessible story that, while it pairs well with Sidney, can stand on its own or be paired with other writers of romance like Shakespeare or Spenser. The 0irst appearance of the text since the seventeenth century, this volume includes both a modernized and an old-spelling edition of the text.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195087192
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Height: 209 mm
  • No of Pages: 288
  • Series Title: Women Writers in English 1350-1850
  • Weight: 363 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0195087194
  • Publisher Date: 01 Dec 1994
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Width: 140 mm


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