Abstract

This essay explores friendship in both versions of the Arcadia, arguing not only that Sir Philip Sidney’s romance is the fullest and most successful narrative development of the humanist ideal of friendship, but also that this ideal is therein stretched to its limits, particularly in the revised version of the text. Friendship tempers justice, as grace transcends law, but the oppositions cannot be simply resolved.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1522-9270
Print ISSN
0039-3657
Pages
pp. 17-33
Launched on MUSE
2009-02-13
Open Access
No
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