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The Poems of John Dryden, Volume 5: 1697-1700 (Longman Annotated English Poets)

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This volume completes the five-volume Longman Annotated Poets Edition of the poems of John Dryden, the major poet of Restoration England.  It provides a modernized text along with full explanatory annotation.  The poems include Dryden's spirited translation from Ovid, Homer, Chaucer, and Boccaccio.
This volume presents, in newly-edited texts and with a substantial editorial commentary, the complete non-dramatic poetry of John Dryden’s later years. It contains the full text of Dryden’s final collection, Fables Ancient and Modern, including its prose Dedication and Preface, together with a number of other poems of the late 1690s, and some posthumously published items.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780582492141
ISBN-10: 0582492149
Pagini: 744
Dimensiuni: 152 x 223 x 44 mm
Greutate: 1.03 kg
Ediția: Revised
Editura: Pearson
Seria Longman Annotated English Poets

Locul publicării: Harlow, United Kingdom

Cuprins

Preface
List of Illustrations   
Chronological Table of Dryden's Life and Publications    Abbreviations   
Bibliography  
 
THE POEMS
Alexander's Feast   
To Mr Granville
To Peter Motteux   
Lines on Tonson  
The Monument of a Fair Maiden Lady  
 
Fables Ancient and Modern
Dedication and Preface to Fables Ancient and Modern   
To the Duchess of Ormonde   
Palamon and Arcite (from Chaucer's The Knight's Tale)   
To John Driden of Chesterton    Meleager and Atalanta (from Ovid's Metamorphoses VIII)
Sigismonda and Guiscardo (from Boccaccio's Decameron)   
Baucis and Philemon (from Ovid's Metamorphoses VIII)
Pygmalion and the Statue (from Ovid's Metamorphoses X)
Cinyras and Myrrha (from Ovid's Metamorphoses X)  
The First Book of Homer's Ilias   
The Cock and the Fox (from Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale)
Theodore and Honoria (from Boccaccio's Decameron)   
Ceyx and Alcione (from Ovid's Metamorphoses XI)
The Flower and the Leaf (from the poem attributed to Chaucer)   
The Twelfth Book of Ovid his Metamorphoses
The Speeches of Ajax and Ulysses (from Ovid's Metamorphoses XIII)   
The Wife of Bath her Tale (from Chaucer)   
Of the Pythagorean Philosophy (from Ovid's Metamorphoses XV)  
The Character of a Good Parson (from Chaucer)  
Cymon and Iphigenia (from Boccaccio's Decameron)   
[End of Fables Ancient and Modern]
Posthumously Printed Work
Prologue, Epilogue, Song and Secular Masque from The Pilgrim
On the Death of Amyntas   
Ovid's Amours, Book I Elegy I  
Ovid's Amours, Book I Elegy IV   
On the Death of a Very Young Gentleman  
Upon Young Mr Rogers of Gloucestershire  
Song ('Fair, sweet and young, receive a prize')
Ovid's Art of Love, Book I
Epitaph on Mrs Margaret Paston
Aesacus Transformed into a Cormorant (from Ovid's Metamorphoses XI)
Lines to Mrs Creed
Epitaph on Erasmus Lawton
 
Appendix A.  Contents of Fables Ancient and Modern   
Appendix B.  Index of Poems Excluded from this Edition  
Index of Titles in Volume V
Index of First Lines in Volume V  
Cumulative Index of Titles for Volumes I-V
Cumulative Index of First Lines for Volumes I-V  
 


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The Poems of John Dryden is a multi-volume edition of the poetry of John Dryden (1631-1700) resulting from a complete reappraisal of the canon, the text, and the context of his work. The modernised text is prepared from a fresh examination of early printed editions, and takes account of contemporary manuscript copies of Dryden's verse. The annotation is particularly substantial for the most important poems and a headnote accompanies each one, giving details of its date, circumstances, publication history, sources and contemporary reception.

Volumes one and two (published in 1995) included his major satires "Mac Flecknoe," "Absalom and Achitophel," and "The Medal"; volume three (2000) contained "The Hind""and the Panther," and volume four (2000) his translations from "Juvenal and Persius."

This fifth and final volume in the series presents, in newly-edited texts and with a substantial editorial commentary, the complete non-dramatic poetry of Dryden's later years. It contains the full text of Dryden's final collection, "Fables Ancient and Modern" (1700), including its prose Dedication and Preface, together with a number of other poems of the late 1690s, and some posthumously published items. The volume includes Dryden's translations of tales from Homer, Ovid, Chaucer, and Boccaccio. Texts are presented in modernized spelling and punctuation. Annotation offers comprehensive guidance on Dryden's language, and on the sources, contexts and reception of his work. The notes on Dryden's translations trace the poems' relation to their classical and medieval originals, and to the numerous commentaries and earlier translations which Dryden consulted.

The volume incorporates the findings of recent scholarship, together with substantial original research by the editors themselves. It thus represents the most informative, focused, and up-to-date presentation of Dryden's later poetry now available, and should become the standard resource for all serious students of the poet and his period.