WorldCat Identities

Johnstoun, James

Overview
Works: 5 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 836 library holdings
Genres: Tragicomedies  Romances  Sonnets  Pastoral fiction 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR2342, 823.3
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Most widely held works by James Johnstoun
The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia by Philip Sidney( )

20 editions published between 1655 and 1985 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basilus, a foolish old duke, consults an oracle as he imperiously wishes to know the future, but he is less than pleased with what he learns. To escape the oracle's horrific prophecies about his family and kingdom he withdraws into pastoral retreat with his wife and two daughters. When a pair of wandering princes fall in love with the princesses and adopt disguises to gain access to them, all manner of complications, both comic and serious, ensue. Part-pastoral romance, part-heroic epic, Sidney's long narrative work was hugely popular for centuries after its first publication in 1593, inspiring two sequels and countless imitations, and contributing greatly to the development of the novel
The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia. Written by Sir Philip Sidney Knight by Philip Sidney( )

7 editions published in 1638 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia by Philip Sidney( )

4 editions published between 1655 and 1674 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia by Philip Sidney( Book )

10 editions published between 1627 and 1662 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
English (43)