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The Sidney Psalter

The Psalms of Sir Philip and Mary Sidney

Sir Philip Sidney and Mary Sidney
Edited by Hannibal Hamlin, Michael G. Brennan, Margaret P. Hannay, and Noel J. Kinnamon

September 2009

ISBN: 9780199217939

384 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

Philip Sidney and his sister Mary translated the biblical psalms into some of the greatest lyric poems of the English Renaissance. This is the first complete edition for over forty years, providing the Psalms in an authoritative modernized text, with glosses and notes and an introduction setting the Psalms in their literary and cultural context.

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Philip Sidney and his sister Mary translated the biblical psalms into some of the greatest lyric poems of the English Renaissance. This is the first complete edition for over forty years, providing the Psalms in an authoritative modernized text, with glosses and notes and an introduction setting the Psalms in their literary and cultural context.

  • The first complete edition of the Sidney Psalter for over forty years, this new edition makes these beautiful poems available in an authoritative modernized text and sets them in their literary and cultural context.
  • The poems are drawn from the definitive Oxford editions of the two poets.
  • The Sidneys' Psalms are among the most accomplished lyrics of the English Renaissance and Mary Sidney is one of the greatest women poets of the period. Their variety makes them suitable for every occasion, for public worship and private devotion, and their lyrical virtuosity appeals to any poetry lover.
  • Excellent Introduction considers the poems' relationship with the biblical psalms and their astonishing mastery of verse forms, and describes the literary and social contexts from which they came.
  • On-page glosses explain unfamiliar words or usages, and fuller explanatory notes summarize each psalm and provide further background information.
  • Includes up-to-date bibliography and chronology.

About the Author(s)

Sir Philip Sidney and Mary Sidney

Edited by Hannibal Hamlin, Associate Professor of English, Ohio State University, Michael G. Brennan, Professor of Renaissance Studies, University of Leeds, Margaret P. Hannay, Professor of English, Siena College, and Noel J. Kinnamon, Professor of English, Mars Hill College