Mary Wroth: The Countess of Montgomery's Urania (Abridged)

MRTS Texts for Teaching, Vol. 4

Mary Wroth: The Countess of Montgomery's Urania (Abridged)

Edited by Mary Ellen Lamb (Southern Illinois University )
2011 | 282 + xii pp. | 2 ills. | 978-0-86698-451-5 | Paperback 6 x 9 in
MRTS 403 | $25 | £20 |

The first romance written by an Englishwoman, Mary Wroth’s Countess of Montgomery’s Urania is a literary tour de force in its own right. As the niece of Sir Philip Sidney, Mary Wroth was ideally situated as an observer and reporter of the social, literary, and political milieu of her time. This abridged modern-spelling edition, with a useful introduction and index of characters, makes this work newly accessible to general readers, students, and scholars. The text is based on the MRTS editions of The First Part of the Countess of Montgomery’s Urania, edited by Josephine A. Roberts (MRTS vol. 140, 1995); and The Second Part of the Countess of Montgomery’s Urania, edited by Josephine A. Roberts and completed by Suzanne Gossett and Janel Mueller (MRTS vol. 211, 1999).