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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works to 1800
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Dryden, John, 1631-1700.
Essays of John Dryden.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1900
|Named Person:||Virgil.; Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer; Virgil.|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Dryden; W P Ker
|Notes:||"Collection of Dryden's principal essays on literary subjects, with a short commentary, and an introduction intended to explain his position as a critic"--Preface.|
|Description:||2 volumes 20 cm|
|Contents:||v. 1. Introdcution. List of Dryden's works. Epistle dedicatory of the Rival ladies. Preface to Annus mirabillis. Of dramatic poesy, an essay. Prologue to Secret love or the Maiden queen. Defence of an Essay of dramatic poesy. Preface to An evening's love. Of heroic plays, an essay. Epilogue to the second part of the Conquest of Granada. Defence of the epilogue. The author's apology for heroic poetry and poetic license. Preface to All for love. Preface to Troilus and Cressida, containing the grounds of criticism in tragedy. Preface to Ovid's Epistles. Dedication of the Spanish friar. Preface to Sylvæ (The second miscellany) Preface to Albion and Albanus. Notes.--v.2. Dedication of Examen poeticum. A discourse concerning the original and progress of satire. A parallel of poetry and painting. Dedication of the Æneis. Translation of Virgil : postscript. Preface to the Fables. Notes. Appendix A (A short history of criticism, by the translation of St. Evremond) Appenidx B (Authorities, critical and historical) Index.|
|Responsibility:||Selected and ed. by W.P. Ker ...|