Of Dramatic Poesy: And Other Critical Essays, in Two Volumes (Everyman's Library, No. 568 and No. 569)

By: Dryden, John; Watson, George

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Jackets of both volumes lightly rubbed. Ink underlining in both volumes, ink name on front endpapers of both volumes. 1964 Hard Cover. xxvi, 279, 8; vi, 322, 4 pp. Two volume set. ...collects... the whole of his critical writings in whatever form they have survived--prefaces, essays, prologues, epilogues, letters and private notes. They are fully annotated, and the Introduction reassesses Dryden's claim to be considered, in Johnson's words, the father of English criticism. A Glossary of Critical Terms analyses Dryden's varied use of key-terms such as fancy and wit. There are fifty-two items included entire with four exceptions: the three classical lives of Plutarch (1683), Polybius (1693) and Lucian (1711), and the preface to the Aeneis (1697), all of which contain bulky material explicitly translated or adapted from continental treatises and commentaries.

Title: Of Dramatic Poesy: And Other Critical Essays, in Two Volumes (Everyman's Library, No. 568 and No. 569)

Author: Dryden, John; Watson, George

Categories: Essays & Letters,

Publisher: Everyman's Library: 1964

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2280910

Keywords: JOHN DRYDEN ESSAYS LITERATURE DRAMA,