Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 August 2002

288 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719053764

Bookseller Code (06)


An Apology for Poetry (or The Defence of Poesy): Sir Philip Sidney

Philip Sidney

R. W. Maslen

Published by Manchester University Press

  • An Apology for Poetry (or The Defence of Poesy), by the celebrated soldier-poet Sir Philip Sidney, is the most important work of literary theory published in the Renaissance
  • The new introduction and notes include a wealth of new information and new readings drawing on recent developments in Renassance Studies
  • Unfamiliar words and phrases are glossed, classical and other references explained, and difficult passages analysed in detail
  • The first separate edition of Sidney's seminal text to be published for more than a decade
  • Since 1965 Geoffrey Shepherd's edition of the Apology has been the standard, and this revision of Shepherd's edition, with a new introduction and extensive notes, is designed to introduce Sidney's best-known work to a new generation of readers at the beginning

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