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Astrophel and Stella by Sir Philip Sidney

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Published by Folio Society in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementedited with an introduction by Kingsley Hart.
ContributionsHart, Kingsley.
The Physical Object
Pagination160p., ill.,19cm
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21757782M

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Astrophel and Stella Astrophel and Stella, an Elizabethan sonnet sequence of sonnets, interspersed with 11 songs, by Sir Philip Sidney, written in and published posthumously in The work is often considered the finest Elizabethan sonnet cycle after William Shakespeare ’s sonnets. Astrophel and Stella tracks the development of a love affair. Over the course of the sequence of poems, the protagonist and narrator Astrophel falls in love with the beautiful Stella, a woman who is virtuous, intelligent, and his idealized partner in : Philip Sidney. Astrophil and Stella is one of Elizabethan poetry’s finest achievements. In sonnets and a handful of songs, Sir Philip Sidney produced the first sustained sonnet sequence in English (though not, contrary to popular belief, the very first).   Chapter 4: Sir Philip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella Sir Philip Sidney is not well known by today’s reading public, but he is actually better known as an author today than he was in his own time. When he died, at a young age in , he was honored as a statesman and a warrior, but only a small group of family and friends knew him as a prolific Author: Theodore L. Steinberg.

Astrophel and Stella (Dodo Press) by Sidney, Sir Philip and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Sir Philip Sidney composed Astrophel and Stella (Astrophel is sometimes spelled “Astrophel”) between and , most likely in the summer of A sequence of sonnets and eleven songs, it is an important work in the history of English poetry for several reasons. As the initial sonnet sequence of any scope in English. The sonnets are a series of love poems between the man Astrophil and his star, Stella. Many believe the sonnets are Sidney’s response to the discovery that his childhood love has been married to another. Astrophil has fallen in love with Stella. Many of the sonnets are speeches delivered to Stella. Astrophel and Stella: Sonnet XCVI (Thought, with good cause thou lik’st so well the Night,).