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“A book that all have heard of . . . but that nobody reads”: Philip Sidney’s Arcadia in the eighteenth century

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In 1804, The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia was described as “a book that all have heard of, that some few possess, but that nobody reads.” Indeed, the usual critical narrative has Philip Sidney’s romance falling sharply out of fashion in the eighteenth century from its height in the mid-seventeenth, before being rediscovered within a limited academic context. This essay, however, finds value in charting the circulation and reception of this apparently “unpopular” and “outdated” work. Focusin...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1215/10829636-7986637

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Duke University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies Journal website
Volume:
50
Issue:
1
Pages:
139–159
Publication date:
2020-01-01
Acceptance date:
2018-03-13
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EISSN:
1527-8263
ISSN:
1082-9636
Pubs id:
pubs:829718
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uuid:ec288496-b8c5-4e86-85e6-d479bac02bd3
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829718
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pubs:829718

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