Astrophil and Stella

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sir Philip Sidney

Narrated By: Elizabeth Klett

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 2 hours 14 minutes

Summary:

Astrophil and Stella is a sonnet sequence written by Philip Sidney, an Elizabethan poet and courtier. It details the frustrated love of Astrophil (whose name means "star-lover") for his beloved Stella (whose name means "star"). It is likely that Sidney based his poems on his own unrequited passion for a married woman. The sequence inspired other sonnet writers of the period, such as Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, and Lady Mary Wroth. (Summary written by Elizabeth Klett)

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