The Cambridge Companion to John Dryden

The Cambridge Companion to John Dryden

by Steven N. Zwicker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521531446

ISBN-13: 9780521531443

Pub. Date: 04/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection of essays offers a variety of perspectives on John Dryden's work and its contexts. A towering literary figure in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, Dryden authored a series of highly successful plays and poems, in addition to influential essays of literary criticism.  See more details below

Overview

This collection of essays offers a variety of perspectives on John Dryden's work and its contexts. A towering literary figure in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, Dryden authored a series of highly successful plays and poems, in addition to influential essays of literary criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521531443
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Chronology
List of abbreviations
1Composing a literary life : introduction3
2Dryden and the theatrical imagination15
3Dryden and the energies of satire37
4Dryden and the imperial imagination59
5Dryden and the invention of Augustan culture75
6Dryden's triplets92
7Dryden's London113
8Dryden's theatre and the passions of politics131
9Dryden's anonymity156
10Dryden and the modes of restoration sociability181
11Dryden and patronage199
12Dryden and political allegiance221
13The piety of John Dryden237
14Dryden's Fables and the judgment of art259
15Dryden and the problem of literary modernity : epilogue280
Further reading286
Index290

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