The Major Works

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - 967 sider
This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Dryden's poetry and prose - all the major poems in full, literary criticism, and translations - to give theessence of his work and thinking.John Dryden (1631-1700) was the leading writer of his day and a major cultural spokesman following the restoration of Charles II in 1660. His work includes political poems, satire, religious apologias, translations, critical essays and plays. This anthology includes all the major poems such asMacFlecknoe and Absalom and Achitophel as well as Dryden's classical translations; his versions of Homer, Horace, and Ovid are reproduced in full. There are also substantial selections from Dryden's Virgil, Juvenal, and other classical writers. Fables, Ancient and Modern, taken from Chaucer, Ovid,Boccaccio, and Homer, his last and possibly greatest work, also appears in full.
 

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Introduction
11
To Sir Robert Howard
11
To His Sacred Majesty
21
Prologues to Secret Love
130
Heads of an Answer 10 Rymer
148
Canace to Macareus
165
From the Second Part of Absalom and Achitophel
204
Prologue to the Duchess on her Return from Scotland
217
The Twentyninth Ode of the Third Book of Horace
302
To Henry Higden
315
A Song to a Fair Young Lady
446
An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell
461
Postscript to the Reader appended to the Aeneid
541
The Secular Masque
854
Notes
861
Further Reading
947

Ovids Elegies Book II The Nineteenth Elegy
239
Nisus and Euryalus
259
Daphnis
291

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Keith Walker has edited editions of the poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, and Andrew Marvell.

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