Dryden: Selected Poems / Edition 1

Dryden: Selected Poems / Edition 1

by Paul Hammond, David Hopkins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405835451

ISBN-13: 9781405835459

Pub. Date: 04/26/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Dryden: Selected Poems is drawn from Paul Hammond and David Hopkins's remarkable five-volume The Poems of John Dryden, and includes a generous selection of his most important work. The great satires, MacFlecknoe and Absalom and Achitophel, are included in full, as are his religious poemsReligio Laici and The Hind and

Overview

Dryden: Selected Poems is drawn from Paul Hammond and David Hopkins's remarkable five-volume The Poems of John Dryden, and includes a generous selection of his most important work. The great satires, MacFlecknoe and Absalom and Achitophel, are included in full, as are his religious poemsReligio Laici and The Hind and the
Panther
, along with a number of Dryden's translations from Horace, Ovid, Homer, and Chaucer.

Each poem is accompanied by a headnote, which gives details of composition, publication, and reception.
The first-rate annotations provide information on matters of interpretation and give details of allusions that might prove baffling to contemporary readers. Some 300 years after his death, Dryden: Selected
Poems
will enable new generations of readers to discover the poet of whom Eliot wrote: 'we cannot fully enjoy or rightly estimate a hundred years of English poetry unless we fully enjoy Dryden'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405835459
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/26/2007
Series:
Longman Annotated English Poets Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
888
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents


Note by the General Editors     viii
Preface     x
Chronological Table of Dryden's Life and Publications     xii
Abbreviations     xx
Bibliography     xxii
The Poems     1
Heroic Stanzas     3
Astraea Redux     15
Annus Mirabilis     32
Mac Flecknoe     123
Absalom and Achitophel     150
The Medal     229
Religio Laici     253
To the Earl of Roscommon     301
To the Memory of Mr Oldham     306
Lucretius: Against the Fear of Death     311
Lucretius: Concerning the Nature of Love     328
Horace: Odes I ix     340
Horace: Odes III xxix     343
Horace: Epode II     350
To the Memory of Anne Killigrew     357
The Hind and the Panther     373
A Song for St Cecilia's Day     523
The Tenth Satire of Juvenal     534
To My Dear Friend Mr Congreve     571
Alexander's Feast     582
Palamon and Arcite     598
To John Driden of Chesterton     688
Sigismonda and Guiscardo     702
Baucis and Philemon     730
Cinyras and Myrrha     741
The First Book of Homer's Ilias     762
The Cock and the Fox     809
The Secular Masque     843
Index of Titles in the five-volume edition     849

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