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Published: 13 October 2020

944 Pages | 16 black and white illustrations

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780199655250

Bookseller Code (06)

John Dryden

Selected Writings

Edited by Steven N. Zwicker

21st-Century Oxford Authors

  • Introduces students to the life and work of John Dryden, one of the most important poets, dramatists, and literary theorists of the later seventeenth century.
  • A fresh presentation of John Dryden's poetry and prose.
  • Dryden's work is presented in chronological order, allowing students to study his development and growth.
  • Includes a separate Chronology at the opening of the volume, which provides details of Dryden's life, career, and the publication of his works.
  • The writings are presented free of annotation on the page, allowing students to encounter the original texts afresh.
  • Explanatory notes and commentary are located at the end of the book, providing students with a wealth of additional material and information that will enhance the understanding and enjoyment of these works.
  • An essential teaching resource, representing the breadth and depth of Dryden's work.
  • This edition enables readers to understand Dryden's work in relation to current modes of early modern scholarship, and within the contexts of Restoration politics and literary culture.