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  • Published: 30 August 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141966748
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 608

Selected Poems




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 against the King and earned himself a reputation for menace and a number of powerful enemies. His 'Works of Virgil' set the standard for the translation of Latin poetry. His last work, 'Fables Ancient and Modern' combined original verse and new translations, showing how he transformed the idioms and gestures of other voices and made them his own.

  • Published: 30 August 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141966748
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 608

About the author

John Dryden

John Dryden is a multi-award-winning writer and director whose radio credits include Pandemic (winner of the 2012 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award Best Radio Drama), A Kidnapping (which won Best Debut Performance for actress Jade Matthew at the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Awards), Scenes from a Crime and Tumanbay. He was also named Best Drama Producer at the 2015 Radio Academy Production Awards.

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