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Dryden, John 1631-1700

Works: 6,839 works in 27,131 publications in 9 languages and 387,510 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Epic poetry  Legends  History  Epic poetry, Latin  Songs and music  Operas 
Subject Headings: Poets, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Translator, Librettist, Other, Lyricist, Editor, htt, Contributor, Creator, Adapter, Composer, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator, Honoree, Compiler, Artist, Annotator, Dedicatee, tra
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 873.01
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The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

113 editions published between 1697 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Aeneas, Virgil created the most powerful figure in Latin literature, the dutiful yet fallible Trojan prince who overcomes war, suffering and countless setbacks to lay the foundations of the Roman race. Like many of his generation, John Dryden (1631-1700) believed the great classical epics could provide moral models to 'form the Mind to Heroick Virtue by Example'. For his version of the Aeneid, he formed a style vigorous yet refined and drew on the deep understanding of political unrest he had acquired during the Civil Wars of 1642-51 and the Glorious Revolution of 1688. This Penguin English Poets edition includes maps, a substantial glossary and enough background to help readers overcome any unfamiliarity with style or substance, thus making freshly accessible a work of enduring worth."--Jacket
All for love by John Dryden( )

312 editions published between 1675 and 2022 in 7 languages and held by 4,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra
The Indian emperour, or, The conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards : being the sequel of The Indian queen by John Dryden( )

193 editions published between 1667 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absalom and Achitophel : a poem by John Dryden( )

194 editions published between 1681 and 1983 in English and held by 2,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of John Dryden by John Dryden( )

93 editions published between 1790 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford edition. The facsimiles are reproductions of title pages of earlier editions
The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans by Plutarch( Book )

43 editions published between 1864 and 1992 in English and French and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 biographies. Includes material on Theseus, Romulus and Remus, Lycurgus, Solon, Pericles, Albiciades, Coriolanus, Cato, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, the Gracchi, Demosthenes, Cicero, Marc Antony, and Marcus Brutus
Troilus and Cressida, or, Truth found too late : a tragedy ... : to which is prefix'd, a preface containing the grounds of criticism in tragedy by John Dryden( )

97 editions published between 1679 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the noble Grecians and Romans. by Plutarch( Book )

17 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur by Henry Purcell( )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Purcell's "King Arthur, or The British Worthy," occupies the small genre of English semi-operas, i.e., stage works in which the most of the main characters speak dialogue, but songs, choruses, and incidental music provide commentary on the action. This 2018 performance by Lionel Meunier and the period ensemble Vox Luminis presents "King Arthur" without speaking parts, so the music is continuous and complete on two CDs, and displays the variety of musical forms and effects Purcell employed to make John Dryden's somewhat confusing play -- a mixture of Norse and British mythology -- come to life. The singing is lively and rhythmically precise, and the cast's diction is clear enough to make following the libretto virtually unnecessary
The poetical works of John Dryden by John Dryden( Book )

150 editions published between 1832 and 2011 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tempest, or, The enchanted island : a comedy, as it is now acted at His Highness the Duke of York's Theatre by John Dryden( )

71 editions published between 1670 and 1978 in English and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hind and the panther : a poem, in three parts by John Dryden( )

78 editions published between 1687 and 1985 in English and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ode for St. Cecilia's Day by George Friedrich Handel( )

62 editions published between 1951 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed on authentic instruments
Don Sebastian, King of Portugal : a tragedy, acted at the Theatre Royal by John Dryden( )

110 editions published between 1690 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of original in Worcester College Library, Oxford and British Library. (marc) AUD8873. (stc) Wing (CD-ROM, 1996) D2262. (stc) Arber's Term cat. II 301. (stc) MacDonald, H. John Dryden 89a. (stc) Woodward and McManaway 403. (vid) 59875. (DLPS) A69868.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Sebastiäao, -- King of Portugal, -- 1554-1578 -- Drama
Prose, 1668-1691. An Essay of dramatick poesie and shorter works by John Dryden( )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
The state of innocence and fall of man : an opera, written in heroique verse and dedicated to her Royal Highness, the Dutchess by John Dryden( )

67 editions published between 1677 and 1983 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hand-printed copy, ruled in red ink around text of Dryden's State of innocence with additions on the fly-leaves. Additions have caption titles: p. [1]. Upon a lady that spends all her time in adoring altar pieces and ministering to ye sick. An emblem (A bee) -- p. [2]. Mrs. Cooper in imitation of ye Rev'd. Mr. Lemotte on Mrs. Creed of Barnswell -- p. [3]. Mrs. Cooper's apology to Lemotte for her imitating him upon the bee -- [p. 4]. To the pious memory of Mrs. Jemima Creed; inscribed to Mrs. Elizabeth Creed of Oundle, Northamptonshire -- p. [2, 2nd set]. An hymn [followed by 1 line of music]. The hymn on the back fly-leaf is in a different hand from the poems on the front leaves
Oedipus : a tragedy, as it is acted at His Royal Highness, the Duke's Theatre by John Dryden( )

58 editions published between 1679 and 1977 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays : the conquest of Granada : Marriage a-la-mode : The assignation by John Dryden( )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of John Dryden by John Dryden( )

6 editions published between 1821 and 1993 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, is hard to know
Religio laici, or, A laymans faith : a poem by John Dryden( )

80 editions published between 1682 and 2018 in English and Latin and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public"--Back cover
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Prose, 1668-1691. An Essay of dramatick poesie and shorter works
All for lovePoems of John DrydenThe lives of the noble Grecians and RomansThe lives of the noble Grecians and Romans.Don Sebastian, King of Portugal : a tragedy, acted at the Theatre RoyalProse, 1668-1691. An Essay of dramatick poesie and shorter worksPlays : the conquest of Granada : Marriage a-la-mode : The assignationThe works of John DrydenReligio laici, or, A laymans faith : a poem
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Absalom & Achitophel, Author of 1631-1700

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John Dryden Brits toneelschrijver (1631-1700)

John Dryden engelsk digter og dramatiker (1631-1700)

John Dryden englischer Dichter, Dramatiker und Literaturkritiker

John Dryden English poet and playwright; (1631-1700)

John Dryden Inglise luuletaja ja näitekirjanik

John Dryden poeta, drammaturgo e critico letterario inglese

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Person of quality 1631-1700

Джон Драйден английский поэт, драматург, критик, баснописец

Джон Драйдън

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جان درایدن

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جون درايدن

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دريدن، جون

دريدن، جون، 1631-1700

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