JOHN DRYDEN (1631 - 1700)



  • Anthologies:

    • Of Dramatic Poetry, and Other Essays.  Ed. George Watson.  2 Vols.  1962.

    • Essays by John Dryden.  Ed. W. P. Ker.  2 Vols.  1900.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • An Essay of Dramatic Poesy.  1668.

      • Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  Ed. Vincent Leitch.  New York: Norton, 2001.  381-383.

      • The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends.  Ed. David H. Richter.  Boston: Bedford, 1998.  163-196.

      • Criticism: the Major Statements.  New York: St. Martin's, 1980.

      •  3rd Ed. edited by Charles Kaplan and William Anderson, 1991.  148-199.
      • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1971.  214-240.




  • Anthologies:

    • Kinsley, James, et al., eds.  Dryden: the Critical Heritage

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Bredvold, L. I.  The Intellectual Milieu of John Dryden.  1934.

    • Harland, Richard.  "The British Version of Neoclassicism (Jonson, Dryden, Johnson, Addison)."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  45-49.

    • Harth, Phillip.  Contexts of Dryden's Thought.  1968.

    • Hume, Robert D.  Dryden's Criticism.  1970.

    • Huntley, F. L.  On Dryden's Essay of Dramatic Poesy.  1951.

    • Jensen, H. James.  A Glossary of John Dryden's Critical Terms.  1969.

    • McFadden, George.  Dryden: the Public Writer, 1660-1685

    • McKeon, Michael.  Poetry and Politics in Restoration England

    • Miner, Earl.  Dryden’s Poetry

    • Pechter, Edward.  Dryden's Classical Theory of Literature.  1975.

    • Schilling, Bernard.  Dryden and the Conservative Myth: a Reading of “Absalom and Achitophel.”

    • Schilling, Bernard, ed.  Dryden: Twentieth Century Views

    • Thomas, W. K.  The Craftmanship of “Absalom and Achitophel.” 

    • Ward, C. H.  The Life of John Dryden

    • Wasserman, George.  John Dryden

    • Wimsatt, William, and Cleanth Brooks.  "English Neo-Classicism: Jonson and Dryden."  Literary Criticism: a Short History.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957.  174-195.

    • Wimsatt, William, and Cleanth Brooks.  "Dryden and Some Later Seventeenth Century Themes."  Literary Criticism: a Short History.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957.  196-220.

    • Winn, James John.  Dryden and his World

    • Wrykes, David.  A Preface to Dryden

    • Zwicker, Steven.  Politics and Language in Dryden’s Poetry



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