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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia

Now the third time published / with sundry new additions of the same author.
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This edition was published in by Imprinted for William Ponsonbie in London.

Written in English

576 pages

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.

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2010, Penguin Group UK
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2008, Oxford University Press
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (The Old Arcadia)
1999, Oxford University Press
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1994, Oxford University Press
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia: the new Arcadia
1987, Clarendon Press, Oxford University press
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1985, Printed by William Du-Gard, and are to be sold by George Calvert ... and Thomas Pierreport ...
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (the old Arcadia)
1985, Oxford University Press
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1984, Printed for Henry Lloyd for William Du-Gard, and are to bee sold by George Calvert ... and Thomas Pierrepont ...
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Arcadia (1598)
1983, Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1977, Penguin
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Arcadia der Gräfin von Pembrock
1971, G. Olms
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Arcadia der Gräffin von Pembrock
1969, Bey Anthoni Hummen
Microform in German / Deutsch - Die vierte Edition: mit schönen Kupfferstücken gezieret vnd verlegt durch Mathevm Merianvm.
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The Countesse of Pembrokes arcadia
1962, University Press
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1926, The University Press
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1926, University Press
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1921, G. Routledge and sons, ltd., E. P.Dutton& co.
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1912, Cambridge University Press
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1912, The University press
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1912, Cambridge University Press
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1912, Cambridge University Press
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1912, Cambridge University Press
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1912, The University press
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1907, G. Routledge and Sons, ltd., E. P. Dutton & Co.
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Arcadia (1598)
1900, Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.
1898, S. Low, Marston
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1898, Sampson Low Marston
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1891, K. Paul, Trench, Trübner
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.
1891, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1891, K. Paul, Trench, Trübner
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1868, S. Low, son & Marston
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Arcadia
1725
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1674, Printed for George Calvert ...
Microform in English - The thirteenth edition
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The Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia
1662, Printed by Henry Lloyd, for William Du-Gard: and are to bee told George Calvert; at the half moon in the new buildings; and Thomas Pierpoint, at the sun in St. Paul's Church Yard
in English - 11 ed / with his life and death; a brief table of the principal heads, and som other newe additions.
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1662, Printed by Henry Lloyd for William Du-Gard, and are to bee sold by George Calvert ... and Thomas Pierrepont ...
in English - The eleventh edition, with his life and death, a brief table of the principal heads, and som other new additions.
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The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
1655, Printed by William Du-Gard, and are to bee sold by George Calvert ... and Thomas Pierrepont ...
in English - The tenth edition, with his life and death, a brief table of the principal heads, and som other new additions.
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Arcadia der Gräffin von Pembrock
1643, Bey Anthoni Hummen
Microform in German / Deutsch - Die vierte Edition: mit schönen Kupfferstücken gezieret vnd verlegt durch Mathevm Merianvm.
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The Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia
1638, Printed for J. Waterson and R. Young
in English - Now the ninth time published / with a twofold supplement of a defect in the third book, the one by Sr. W. A. ... the other by Mr. Ja. Johnstoun ..., whereunto is also added A sixth booke, by R.B. ...
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1633, Printed [by R. Young] for Simon Waterson and R. Young
in English - Now the eighth time published, with some new additions. With the Supplement of a defect in the third part of this history, by Sir W. A[lexander] Knight. Whereunto is now added a sixth booke, by R. B[ellings] of Lincolnes Inne, Esq.
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The countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1629, Printed by H.L. and R.Y. and are sold by S. Waterson in S. Pauls Church-yard
Microform in English - Now the seuenth time published, with some new additions.
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The countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1629, Printed by H.L. and R.Y. and are sold by S. Waterson in S. Pauls Church-yard
Microform in English - Now the seuenth time published, with some new additions
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The countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1628, Printed by H.L[ownes]. and R.Y[oung]. and are sold by R. Moore ...
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1627, Printed by W.S. for Simon Waterson
in English - Now the sixt time published, with some new additions. Also a supplement of a defect in the third part of this historie / by Sir W. Alexander.
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1622, H.L. for Mathew Lownes
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1613, Imprinted by H.L. for Simon Waterson
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1599, Printed by Robert Walde-graue ...
Microform in English - Now the third time published / with sundry new additions of the same author
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1599, Printed by Robert Walde-graue ...
Microform in English - Now the third time published / with sundry new additions of the same author.
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
1598, Imprinted for William Ponsonbie
in English - Now the third time published / with sundry new additions of the same author.
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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia
Publish date unknown, William Ponsonbie
in English - 3rd edition.

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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.

The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia

Now the third time published / with sundry new additions of the same author.

This edition was published in by Imprinted for William Ponsonbie in London.


Table of Contents

Certaine sonets
The defence of poesie
Asptrophel and Stella
Her Most Excellent Maiestie vvalking in VVansteed garden.

Edition Notes

STC (2nd ed.) 22541
RLIN NJRGA1849903B
"To the reader" signed: H.S. [i.e. Hugh Sanford].
Printed by Richard Field. Cf. STC.
Signatures: [par.]⁴ A-3B⁶.
LC copy imperfect: signatures [par.]1, [par.]4, and 3B6 wanting. Collation in part from Rutgers University in RLIN.

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Library of Congress
PR2342 .A5 1598

The Physical Object

Pagination
[8], 576 p. (the first leaf blank) ;
Number of pages
576

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OL6990759M
Internet Archive
b30323241
LC Control Number
07037507

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