John Dryden

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ISBN 9780571214785 Format Paperback
9780571214785
Paperback
Published 04/03/2004 Length 160 pages
160

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In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their introductions, the selectors offer a passionate and accessible introduction to some of the greatest poets in history.

John Dryden (1631-1700) was educated at Westminster School and Cambridge University and became the leading literary figure of the Restoration period. Poet, playwright, polemicist and critic, Dryden became Poet Laureate in 1668 and Historiographer Royal in 1670. He concluded his vast output with Fables Ancient and Modern (1700).

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their selection of verses and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their introductions, the selectors offer a passionate and accessible introduction to some of the greatest poets in history.John Dryden (1631-1700) was educated at Westminster School and Cambridge University and became the leading literary figure of the Restoration period. Poet, playwright, polemicist and critic, Dryden became Poet Laureate in 1668 and Historiographer Royal in 1670. He concluded his vast output with Fables Ancient and Modern (1700).
  • About John Dryden

    John Dryden (1631-1700) was educated at Westminster School and Cambridge University and became the leading literary figure of the Restoration period. Poet, playwright, polemicist and critic, Dryden became Poet Laureate in 1669 and Historiographer Royal in 1670. He concluded his vast output with Fables Ancient and Modern (1700).

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  • Edited By: Charles Tomlinson

    Charles Tomlinson was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1927, studied at Queen's College, Cambridge, and taught at the University of Bristol from 1957, where he became professor of English Literature in 1982. His first volume of poems, Relations and Contraries, was published in 1951, and has been followed by numerous works, gathered most recently in New Collected Poems (2009).

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