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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the founding of Rome in The Aeneid . Aeneas travels from his native Troy to Italy then wages victorious war upon the Latins. more...
- University of California Press 1993; US$ 85.00
Kept women, comic clerics, and political schemers enliven the four plays in this volume of the California Dryden. Dryden asserted that The Kind Keeper was a moral play, dedicated to exposing the "crying sin" of keeping a mistress. The production was closed after three nights, but whether because of the play's success in moralizing, or in exposing,... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
A superb piece of literary criticism by Dryden written during the Plague of 1666 and first published in 1668. The essay is a discourse between 4 speakers including Dryden himself. They discuss the necessity of abiding by the 3 dramatic unities prescribed by Aristotle if necessary, but also trying new techniques. They also discuss traditions of classicism... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99
This collection of poems by John Dryden includes his best works. The depth of ideas and uniqueness of the writer is present in each piece of poetry. These works have maintained their popularity through five centuries and are still one of the most influential verses. Enchanting! more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 9.95
In 336 b.c. Philip of Macedonia was assassinated and his twenty-year-old son, Alexander, inherited his kingdom. Immediately quelling rebellion, Alexander extended his father?s empire through-out the Middle East and into parts of Asia, ful?lling the soothsayer Aristander?s prediction that the new king ?should perform acts so important and glorious as... more...
- University of California Press 1971; US$ 68.00
This collection of prose writing from the pen of Dryden dates from 1668 to 1691, and contains work that the editors describe as "a sampler of Dryden as biographer-historian, political commentator, religious controversialist, literary polemicist, literary theorist, and practical critic. Among the works contained here is his "Essay of Dramatick Poesie." more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available
A new and comprehensive selection of Dryden's poetry, revealing him as a master of theatricality, ventriloquism, and unmistakable originality. Brought together here are many of the poems from his time as Poet Laureate and loyal servant of the crown, including the Biblical allegory 'Absalom and Achitophel', in which the poet attacked those who intrigued... more...
- University of California Press 1975; US$ 85.00
This volume contains Dryden's 1684 translation of Louis Maimbourg's "The History of the League," a work relating to the religious wars of France in the preceding century, and which Dryden used as a commentary on the religious persecutions of his own time in England. more...