Pamphilia to Amphilanthus

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lady Mary Wroth

Narrated By: Elizabeth Klett

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 1 hours 43 minutes


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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