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John Dryden : A Literary Life - P. Hammond

John Dryden

A Literary Life

Hardcover Published: 25th June 1991
ISBN: 9780333453797
Number Of Pages: 184

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John Dryden was England's most outstanding and controversial writer for the last four decades of the seventeenth century. He dominated the literary world as a satirist, a skilled and versatile dramatist, a pioneer of literary criticism, a writer of religious poetry, and an eloquent translator from the great classical poets. The present book discusses Dryden's career both chronologically and thematically, taking issue with his enemies' denigration of his integrity, and revealing him as a subtle, passionate and sceptical writer.

Prologue - The Student and Civil Servant: 1631-1659 - The New Writer: 1660-1667 - The Dramatist: 1663-1685 - The Critic: 1668-1684 - The Political Writer: 1678-1685 - The Religious Writer: 1665-1687 - The Translator: 1680-1700 - Epilogue - Select Bibliography - Notes - Index

ISBN: 9780333453797
ISBN-10: 0333453794
Series: Literary Lives
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 25th June 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1