The Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
Poems, Translations, and Correspondence Volume I
By (author) Mary Sidney Herbert,Countess of Pembroke
Edited by Noel J. Kinnamon Michael G. Brennan
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Collected Works of Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke by Mary Sidney Herbert,Countess of Pembroke
Book DescriptionMary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, is the most important Elizabethan woman writer and patron outside the royal family. By astute use of the genres permitted to women, she supported the Protestant cause, introduced continental literary genres, expanded opportunities for later women writers, and influenced seventeenth-century lyric and drama by such writers as John Donne, George Herbert, Mary Wroth, and William Shakespeare. This scholarly edition in two volumes is the first to include all her extant works: Volume I prints her three original poems, the disputed 'Dolefull Lay of Clorinda', her translations from Petrarch, Mornay, and Garnier, and all her known letters. Volume II contains her metrical paraphrases of Psalms 44-150. The edition also provides a biographical introduction, discussion of her sources and methods of composition, textual annotation, and a detailed commentary.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198112808
(224mm x 144mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presented in two volumes are the works of Elizabethan writer and patron Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, who is credited with having introduced continental literary genres, and expanded opportunities for later women writers. Volume II contains her metrical paraphrases of The Psalms.
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