9780192840776

The Major Works

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    9780192840776

  • ISBN10:

    0192840770

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-04-03
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

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.

Author Biography


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

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Acknowledgements xv
Chronology xvii
Note on the Text xix
To John Hoddesdon on his Divine Epigrams
1(1)
Heroic Stanzas
1(5)
To Sir Robert Howard
6(3)
Astraea Redux
9(8)
To His Sacred Majesty
17(4)
To Dr Charleton
21(1)
Prologue to The Rival Ladies
22(1)
Annus Mirabilis
23(47)
An Essay of Dramatic Poesy
70(60)
Prologues to Secret Love
130(2)
Prologue and Epilogue to Sir Martin Mar-all
132(1)
Prologue to The Wild Gallant revived
133(1)
Prologue and Epilogue to The Tempest
133(2)
Prologue and Epilogue to Tyrannic Love
135(2)
Prologue to The First Part of The Conquest of Granada
137(1)
Epilogue to The Second Part of The Conquest of Granada
138(1)
Prologue and Epilogue to Aureng-Zebe
139(2)
Epilogue to The Man of Mode
141(1)
MacFlecknoe
142(6)
Heads of an Answer to Rymer
148(6)
Prologue to Oedipus
154(1)
Preface to Ovid's Epistles
155(10)
Canace to Macareus
165(4)
Dido to Aeneas
169(5)
Prologue to The Spanish Friar
174(1)
Epilogue to Mithridates
175(2)
Absalom and Achitophel
177(27)
From the Second Part of Absalom and Achitophel
204(1)
The Medal
205(12)
Prologue to the Duchess on her Return from Scotland
217(2)
Religio Laici
219(20)
Ovid's Elegies. Book II. The Nineteenth Elegy
239(2)
Prologue to The University of Oxford ['What Greece']
241(1)
Epilogue to Oxford ['Oft has our poet']
242(1)
Prologue to The University of Oxford [`Though actors']
243(1)
Prologue Spoken at the Opening of The New House
244(1)
To the Memory of Mr Oldham
245(1)
Preface to Sylvae
246(13)
Nisus and Euryalus
259(32)
Translations from Lucretius
The Beginning of the First Book
271(2)
The Beginning of the Second Book
273(2)
The Latter Part of the Third Book
275(8)
The Fourth Book
283(7)
From the Fifth Book
290(1)
Daphnis
291(6)
A New Song
297(1)
Song ['Go tell Amynta']
298(1)
The Third Ode of the First Book of Horace
299(1)
The Ninth Ode of the First Book of Horace
300(2)
The Twenty-ninth Ode of the Third Book of Horace
302(3)
The Second Epode of Horace
305(3)
To Sir George Etherege
308(2)
To Anne Killigrew
310(5)
To Henry Higden
315(1)
A Song for St Cecilia's Day, 1687
316(3)
Prologue to Don Sebastian
319(1)
Prologue to The Mistakes
320(1)
The Lady's Song
321(1)
To Mr Southerne
322(1)
Eleonora: A Panegyric Poem
323(13)
The Sixth Satire of Juvenal
336(23)
The Tenth Satire of Juvenal
359(14)
The First Satire of Persius
373(9)
The First Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses
382(27)
Ovid's Amours. Book I. Elegy 1
409(1)
Ovid's Amours. Book I. Elegy 4
410(3)
Ovid's Art of Love, Book I
413(21)
The Fable of Iphis and Ianthe
434(6)
The Fable of Acis, Polyphemus, and Galatea
440(6)
A Song to a Fair Young Lady
446(1)
Prologue ['Gallants, a bashful poet']
447(1)
Veni, Creator Spiritus
448(1)
Rondelay
449(1)
The Last Parting of Hector and Andromache
450(5)
To my Dear Friend Mr Congreve
455(2)
To Sir Godfrey Kneller
457(4)
An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell
461(80)
Virgil's Georgics
Book I
463(17)
Book II
480(20)
Book III
500(21)
Book IV
521(20)
Postscript to the Reader appended to the Aeneid
541(4)
Alexander's Feast
545(5)
To Mr Motteux
550(304)
Fables Ancient and Modern
Preface
552(19)
To Her Grace the Duchess of Ormonde
571(4)
Palamon and Arcite
575(60)
To my Honoured Kinsman John Driden
635(5)
Meleager and Atalanta
640(10)
Sigismonda and Guiscardo
650(19)
Baucis and Philemon
669(5)
Pygmalion and the Statue
674(3)
Cinyras and Myrrha
677(10)
The First Book of Homer's Iliad
687(20)
The Cock and the Fox
707(20)
Theodore and Honoria
727(11)
Ceyx and Alcyone
738(13)
The Flower and the Leaf
751(15)
The Twelfth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses
766(21)
The Speeches of Ajax and Ulysses
787(15)
The Wife of Bath's Tale
802(13)
Of the Pythagorean Philosophy
815(18)
The Character of a Good Parson
833(4)
The Monument of a Fair Maiden Lady
837(1)
Cymon and Iphigenia
838(16)
The Secular Masque
854(3)
A Song ['Fair, sweet, and young']
857(1)
Aesacus Transformed into a Cormorant
858(3)
Notes 861(86)
Further Reading 947(2)
Glossary 949(12)
Index of Titles and First Lines 961

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