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A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia Anne Weamys

A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia By Anne Weamys

A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia by Anne Weamys


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Anne Weamys's Arcadia offers an alternate perspective on the genre of historical romance. Shorter and comparatively more direct than the form of its derivation, the Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia exploits the genre's capacity for fantasy and nuance while celebrating its more subversive uses as political statement.

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A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia by Anne Weamys

Anne 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. Arcadia is an interesting and accessible story that can be read in a single sitting.

A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia Reviews

Anna Weamys's continuation of the New Arcadia in Patrick Cullen's splendid edition is a major and very attractive addition to this emerging archive of Renaissance women's writing. * Renaissance Quarterly *

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NLS9780195087192
9780195087192
0195087194
A Continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia by Anne Weamys
New
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
1995-03-23
286
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