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Sir Philip Sidney

Author, Government, Military (30-Nov-1554 — 17-Oct-1586)


Percy Addleshaw. Sir Philip Sidney. G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1909. 381pp.

Gavin Alexander. Writing After Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney, 1586-1640. Oxford University Press. 2006. 380pp.

Åke Bergvall. The "Enabling of Judgement": Sir Philip Sidney and the Education of the Reader. Almqvist & Wiksell. 1989. 137pp.

Frederick Samuel Boas. Sir Philip Sidney, Representative Elizabethan: His Life and Writings. Staples Press. 1956. 204pp.

Henry Richard Fox Bourne. A Memoir of Sir Philip Sidney. Chapman and Hall. 1862. 557pp.

John Buxton. Sir Philip Sidney and the English Renaissance. St. Martin's Press. 1964. 283pp.

Dorothy Connell. Sir Philip Sidney: The Maker's Mind. Clarendon Press. 1977. 163pp.

William Craft. Labyrinth of Desire: Invention and Culture in the Work of Sir Philip Sidney. University of Delaware Press. 1994. 163pp.

Sarah Matilda Henry Davis. The Life and Times of Sir Philip Sidney. Ticknor & Fields. 1859. 287pp.

Emma Marshall Denkinger. Philip Sidney. G. Allen & Unwin. 1932. 317pp.

J. A. van Dorsten; Dominic Baker-Smith; Arthur F. Kinney (editors). Sir Philip Sidney: 1586 and the Creation of a Legend. E. J. Brill. 1986. 246pp.

Katherine Duncan-Jones. Sir Philip Sidney: Courtier Poet. Yale University Press. 1991. 350pp.

Alan Hager. Dazzling Images: The Masks of Sir Philip Sidney. University of Delaware Press. 1991. 222pp.

A. C. Hamilton. Sir Philip Sidney: A Study of His Life and Works. Cambridge University Press. 1977. 216pp.

Roger Howell. Sir Philip Sidney: The Shepherd Knight. Hutchinson. 1968. 308pp.

Dennis Kay (editor). Sir Philip Sidney: An Anthology of Modern Criticism. Oxford University Press. 1987. 327pp.

Robert Kimbrough. Sir Philip Sidney. Twayne. 1983. 162pp.

Arthur F. Kinney (editor). Essential Articles for the Study of Sir Philip Sidney. Archon Books. 1986. 458pp.

Arthur F. Kinney (editor). Sidney in Retrospect: Selections from English Literary Renaissance. University of Massachusetts Press. 1988. 273pp.

Richard C. McCoy. Sir Philip Sidney: Rebellion in Arcadia. The Harvester Press. 1979. 230pp.

Robert Langford Montgomery. Symmetry and Sense: The Poetry of Sir Philip Sidney. University of Texas Press. 1961. 134pp.

Kenneth Orne Myrick. Sir Philip Sidney as a Literary Craftsman. University of Nebraska Press. 1965. 362pp.

John Gordon Nichols. The Poetry of Sir Philip Sidney: An Interpretation in the Context of His Life and Times. Barnes & Noble. 1974. 171pp.

James Marshall Osborn. Young Philip Sidney, 1572-1577. Yale University Press. 1972. 565pp.

Steuart Adolphus Pears (editor). The Correspondence of Sir Philip Sidney and Hubert Languet: Now First Collected and Translated from the Latin with Notes and a Memoir of Sidney. Chiswick: W. Pickering. 1845. 240pp.

Martin N. Raitiere. Faire Bitts: Sir Philip Sidney and Renaissance Political Theory. Duquesne University Press. 1984. 154pp.

Joan Rees. Sir Philip Sidney and Arcadia. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1991. 158pp.

Alan Stewart. Philip Sidney: A Double Life. London: Chatto & Windus. 2000. 400pp.

Anna M. Stoddart. Sir Philip Sidney: Servant of God. W. Blackwood and Sons. 1894. 111pp.

Donald V. Stump; Jerome Steele Dees; C. Stuart Hunter. Sir Philip Sidney: An Annotated Bibliography of Texts and Criticism (1554-1984). Maxwell Macmillan International. 1994. 834pp.

John Addington Symonds. Sir Philip Sidney. Macmillan and Co.. 1902. 200pp.

Gary F. Waller; Michael D. Moore (editors). Sir Philip Sidney and the Interpretation of Renaissance Culture: The Poet in His Time and in Ours: A Collection of Critical and Scholarly Essays. Routledge. 1984. 147pp.

Mona Wilson. Sir Philip Sidney. Rupert Hart-Davis. 1950. 328pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1347)

  6. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.220)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.344)

  8. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.470-73)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.946)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.453)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.631)

  12. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.273)

  13. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.477)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.25)

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