Selected Poems [NOOK Book]

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The leading English literary figure of the latter half of the 17th century, John Dryden (1631-1700) wrote dramas and critical works, but his reputation stands on his mastery of verse, in particular the heroic couplet. Encompassing political, religious, philosophic, and artistic issues, Dryden's poetry offers rich evidence of his social consciousness. "Annus Mirabilis," a celebration of the tumultuous events of 1666, casts the catastrophic effects of war, plague, and London's Great Fire as a providential gesture,...
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Selected Poems

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Overview


The leading English literary figure of the latter half of the 17th century, John Dryden (1631-1700) wrote dramas and critical works, but his reputation stands on his mastery of verse, in particular the heroic couplet. Encompassing political, religious, philosophic, and artistic issues, Dryden's poetry offers rich evidence of his social consciousness. "Annus Mirabilis," a celebration of the tumultuous events of 1666, casts the catastrophic effects of war, plague, and London's Great Fire as a providential gesture, from which the nation would arise, phoenix-like, to greater heights. Other selections in this volume include his great satires "Absalom and Achitophel" and "Mac Flecknoe," along with "Song from Marriage à la Mode," "To the Memory of Mr. Oldham," "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day," "Epigram on Milton," and "Alexander's Feast." Dover original selection of poems from standard texts. New Publisher's Note.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486153926
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 760,033
  • File size: 580 KB

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Annus Mirabilis
Songs from Marriage à la Mode
Absalom and Achitophel
Mac Flecknoe
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham
A Song for St. Cecilia's Day
Epigram on Milton
Alexander's Feast
Alphabetical Index of Titles and First Lines
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Unnumbered lines and lack of stanza breaks

    OK ... but poor intro and lack of numbers makes this a tough book to use for academic purposes.

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