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eBook Sappho and Phaon ePub

by Mary Robinson

  • ISBN: 1419146114
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Mary Robinson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
  • Pages: 48
  • ePub book: 1962 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1757 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Sappho and Phaon - Preface

Sappho and Phaon - Preface. OVID and POPE have celebrated the passion of Sappho for Phaon; but their portraits, however beautifully finished, are replete with shades, tending rather to depreciate than to adorn the Grecian Poetess.

Mary Robinson, (above) composed this sonnet sequence about the . In this sonnet sequence, which does not appear to contain any actual lines from Sappho, Sappho is the tortured lover of a boatman, Phaon.

Mary Robinson, (above) composed this sonnet sequence about the legendary death of the famous poetess Sappho. Robinson led a dramatic life. Her father, a sea captain, abandoned her mother and five children when she was still a child. She follows him to Sicily, and finally leaps off the Leucadian cliffs to her doom. It is not unlikely that this tale of love gone wrong appealed to Robinson on a very personal level.

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Mary Robinson (née Darby; 27 November 1758 – 26 December 1800) was an English actress, poet, dramatist, novelist, and celebrity figure. She lived in England, in the cities of Bristol and London; she also lived for a time in France and Germany. She enjoyed poetry from the age of seven and started working, first as a teacher and then as actress, from the age of fourteen. She wrote many plays, poems and novels. She was a celebrity, gossiped about in newspapers, famous for her acting and writing.

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