Pamphilia to Amphilanthus

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lady Mary Wroth

Narrated By: Elizabeth Klett

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 1 hours 43 minutes

Summary:

Pamphilia to Amphilanthus is the first sonnet sequence written by an Englishwoman. Published in 1621, the poems invert the usual format of sonnet sequences by making the speaker a woman (Pamphilia, whose name means "all-loving") and the beloved a man (Amphilanthus, whose name means "lover of two."). It is possible that Wroth based the story on her own fraught relationship with her cousin, William Herbert. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett.)

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