Description - The The Works of John Dryden by John Dryden
Dryden's last three years of published works begin with "Alexander's Feast" and end with "Fables", his largest miscellany of poetical translations. "Alexander's Feast", like the earlier "Song for St Cecilia's Day" (Works, III), was commissioned by the Musical Society for performance at its annual tribute to sacred music. "The Fables" included selections from Homer, Ovid, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. Extensive and detailed notes to these translations show readers how well Dryden succeeded in transmitting the styles and the very sounds of his originals. This volume ends with a section on miscellaneous pieces published at other times, including Dryden's only known Latin work. The presentation of the writings in this volume, like that of the entire 20-volume series, is a tribute not only to Dryden but also to the editors who have guided it through five decades.
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Author Biography - John Dryden
Vinton A. Dearing, editor of the California Dryden edition, is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.