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The Life of Alexander the Great
Plutarch
0812971337
Apr 2004
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Book Description
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, fulfilling the soothsayer Aristander’s prediction that the new king “should perform acts so important and glorious as would make the poets and musicians of future ages labour and sweat to describe and celebrate him.”

The Life of Alexander the Great is one of the first surviving attempts to memorialize the achievements of this legendary king, remembered today as the greatest military genius of all time. This exclusive Modern Library edition, excerpted from Plutarch’s Lives, is a riveting tale of honor, power, scandal, and...


Selected Writings of Dryden
John Dryden
007553553X
Dec 1969
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Book Description
Edited, with an Introduction, by Earl Miner


John Dryden Selected Poems
John Dryden
0140439145
Mar 2002
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Book Description
In his lifetime, John Dryden gained fame at the cost first of gossip and scandal and then of suspicion and scorn. He wrote to order, currying favor with the Crown and repeatedly savaging its enemies. Yet the finest works of his political and spiritual imagination- "Absalom and Achitophel" and "The Hind and the Panther"-develop the themes of envy, ambition, and misdeed in ways that far transcend their era. During the Glorious Revolution, Dryden fell from patronage and favor: he then transformed himself into perhaps the greatest of English translators, a superb interpreter of Virgil and Horace, Juvenal and Persius, Boccaccio and Chaucer.

With a preface and annotations accompanying each poem, modernized spelling and punctuation, and an informative introduction and chronology, this Penguin Classics edition is the...


John Dryden: Tercentenary Essays
Paul Hammond (Editor)
0198186444
October 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This volume is designed to celebrate and re-assess the work of John Dryden (1631-1700) in the tercentenary year of his death. It assembles specially-commissioned essays by an international team of scholars who address Dryden's political writing, drama, and translations, his literary
collaborations, contemporary reputation, and posthumous reception.


The Aeneid
Virgil
0140446273
Oct 1997
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Language Notes
Text: English, Latin (translation)


Game
Ken Dryden
0470835842
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
THE GAME, 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

"The sports book of the year, or maybe the decade, or maybe the century."
— The Globe and Mail

"A work of art that defines and represents our game."
—Hockey News

"[Dryden] has written a very special book, possibly the best [hockey book] I have ever read. His affectionate yet realistic portrait of the players is unrivalled in hockey writing."
—Mordecai Richler

"A book about Ken Dryden, about Quebec, about the rest of Canada, and most of all, a loving book about a special sport."
—New York Times

"An enduring classic, Ken Dryden's The Game has lost none of its luster since its original publication in 1983, and remains the...



Poems of John Dryden: 1697-1700, Vol. 5
John Dryden
0582492149
August 2005
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover
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...


The Major Works
John Dryden
0192840770
Apr 2003
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Book Description
John Dryden (1631-1700) was the leading writer of his day and a major cultural spokesman following the restoration of Charles II in 1660. His work includes political poems, satire, religious apologias, translations, critical essays and plays. This authoritative edition brings together a unique
combination of Dryden's poetry and prose--all the major poems in full, literary criticism, and translations--to give the essence of his work and thinking.

The collection includes the poems, MacFlecknoe and Absalom and Achitophel as well as Dryden's classical translations; his versions of Homer, Horace, and Ovid are reproduced in full. There are also substantial selections from Dryden's Virgil, Juvenal, and other classical writers. Fables, Ancient and
Modern, taken from Chaucer, Ovid, Boccaccio, and Homer, his last...


Plutarch's Lives
Plutarch
0375756760
Apr 2001
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Review
"A Bible for heroes."

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"A Bible for heroes."

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Cambridge Companion to John Dryden
Steven N. Zwicker (Editor)
0521531446
May 2004
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Review
'... a more formidable and important volume, at once authoritative and innovative, than its modest dress would suggest ...'. Times Literary Supplement
'The contributions in this collection are learned, generally well written and diverse and give readers the latest thinking on Dryden and his works ... prove invaluable to students ... This collection of seventeen essays gives readers the latest thinking on him and his works.' Contemporary Review

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"The Cambridge Companion to John Dryden will prove to be a vital resource for seventeenth-century scholars." Renaissance Quarterly

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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2
Plutarch
0375756779
Apr 2001
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Review
"A Bible for heroes."

Review
"A Bible for heroes."


From the Trade Paperback edition. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Enchanted Ground: Reimagining John Dryden
Jayne Lewis (Editor)
0802089402
October 2004
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All for Love
John Dryden
0393900061
July 1976
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Book Description
New Mermaids are modernized and fully-annotated editions of classic English plays. Each volume includes:• The playtext, in modern spelling, edited to the highest bibliographical and textual standards• Textual notes recording significant changes to the copytext and variant readings• Glossing notes explaining obscure words and word-play• Critical, contextual and staging notes• Photographs of productions where applicable• A full introduction which provides a critical account of the play, the staging conventions of the time and recent stage history; discusses authorship, date, sources and the text; and gives guidance for further reading.Edited and updated by leading scholars and printed in a clear, easy-to-use format, New Mermaids offer invaluable guidance for actor, student, and theatre-goer...


Dryden and Shadwell: The Literary Controversy and Macflecknoe 1668-1678
John Dryden
0820112895
November 1977
Hardcover
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Marriage A-La-Mode
John Dryden
0393900649
May 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
New Mermaids are modernized and fully-annotated editions of classic English plays. Each volume includes:• The playtext, in modern spelling, edited to the highest bibliographical and textual standards• Textual notes recording significant changes to the copytext and variant readings• Glossing notes explaining obscure words and word-play• Critical, contextual and staging notes• Photographs of productions where applicable• A full introduction which provides a critical account of the play, the staging conventions of the time and recent stage history; discusses authorship, date, sources and the text; and gives guidance for further reading.Edited and updated by leading scholars and printed in a clear, easy-to-use format, New Mermaids offer invaluable guidance for actor, student, and theatre-goer...


Poetry of John Dryden
Mark Van Doren
0838312071
September 1969
Library Binding
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Book Description
A treatment on an extended scale of Dryden's nondramatic verse, with attention to the celebrator, the satirist, the journalist, the singer, and the story-teller.THIS TITLE IS CITED AND RECOMMENDED BY: Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature; Books for College Libraries.


John Dryden
James Kinsley
0415134307
Mar 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves.

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