John Dryden - Selected Poems

ISBN-10: 0140439145
ISBN-13: 9780140439144
Edition: 2001
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Description: John Dryden was Poet Laureate from 1668 to 1688 when he wrote his most celebrated satires and criticism. This selection of his poetry reveals him as a master of theatricality, ventriloquism and originality.

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.10" wide x 7.80" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

John Dryden was Poet Laureate from 1668 to 1688 when he wrote his most celebrated satires and criticism. This selection of his poetry reveals him as a master of theatricality, ventriloquism and originality.

John Dryden (1631-1700) was the consummate literary professional and the most important writer of the late seventeenth century. Poet Laureate of England from 1668 to 1688, Dryden wrote with perfection in all the genres of his age-lyric and literary essay, play and polemic, elegy and confession.

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Dryden's Career
The Text
Bibliography and Further Reading
Acknowledgements
Chronology
1649 Upon the Death of the Lord Hastings
1659 Heroic Stanzas
1660 Astraea Redux
1661 To His Sacred Majesty
1662 To Dr. Charleton
1667 Annus Mirabilis
1671 Prologues, Epilogues and Songs from the Conquest of Granada
1676 Macflecknoe
1677 Prologue and Epilogue to All for Love
1680 The Prologue at Oxford, 1680
1681 The Epilogue Spoken to the King at Oxford
Absalom and Achitophel
1682 Prologue and Epilogue to the Unhappy Favourite
The Medal
Prologues to the Duke and Duchess of York
Religio Laici
1684 to the Earl of Roscommon
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
1685 Translations from Lucretius, De Rerum Natura
From the Third Book: Against the Fear of Death
From the Fourth Book: Concerning the Nature of Love
Translations from Horace
Book 1, Ode 3
Book 1, Ode 9
Book 3, Ode 29
To the Pious Memory of Mrs Anne Killigrew
1687 the Hind and the Panther
A Song for St. Cecilia's Day, 1687
1688 Lines on Milton
1692 Eleonora
From the Satires of Juvenal and Persius
The First Satire of Juvenal
The Third Satire of Juvenal
The First Satire of Persius
1694 To My Dear Friend Mr. Congreve
To Sir Godfrey Kneller
1696 An Ode, on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell
1697 from the Works of Virgil
From Aeneis 1: The Tempest
From Aeneis 5: The Funeral Sports
From Aeneis 12: The Combat of Turnus and Aeneas
From Georgics 2: The Country
From Georgics 3: The Battle of the Bulls
From Georgics 3: The Plague
From Georgics 4: The Labour of the Bees
Alexander's Feast
1698 Lines on Tonson
1700 from Fables Ancient and Modern
Preface
To the Duchess of Ormonde
To My Honoured Kinsman, John Driden
Baucis and Philemon, out of the Eighth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses
The First Book of Homer's Ilias
The Cock and the Fox; or, the Tale of the Nun's Priest, from Chaucer
The Wife of Bath Her Tale
The Character of a Good Parson, Imitated from Chaucer and Enlarged
Cymon and Iphigenia, from Boccace
The Secular Masque
Notes

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