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date: 19 October 2019

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Sir Philip Sidney was an evolutionary prose stylist and author of prose fiction, as well as one of the most innovative and influential poets and theorists of the Elizabethan period. This article examines the relationship between the style of his prose and the stories and meanings it delivers. It focuses on Arcadia, which features a mix of generic affiliations and principal influences, of verse and prose.

Keywords: English prose writers, prose style, prose fiction, Elizabethan writers

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