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Dryden, John 1631-1700

Works: 5,071 works in 20,459 publications in 8 languages and 342,505 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Songs and music  Epic poetry, Latin  Legends  Operas  Epic poetry 
Subject Headings: Poets, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Translator, Librettist, Editor, Lyricist, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Commentator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Adapter, Honoree, Composer, Annotator, tra
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 873.01
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All for love by John Dryden( )

257 editions published between 1675 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All For Love is a heroic drama by John Dryden written in 1677. Today, it is Dryden's best-known and most performed play. It is a tragedy written in blank verse and is an attempt on Dryden's part to reinvigorate serious drama. It is an acknowledged imitation of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, and focuses on the last hours of the lives of its hero and heroine. Combining the unities of classical theatre and the style of Shakespearean drama, Dryden creates an elaborately formal production in which fashionable philosophies of the time could be discussed and debated in a public atmosphere. Dryden used the theatre as a forum for testing problematic philosophical, moral and political questions. The results of these investigations were to form the basis of his later works."
The Aeneid by Virgil( )

72 editions published between 1697 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated retelling of Virgil's "Aeneid."
The poems of John Dryden by John Dryden( )

102 editions published between 1790 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,221 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 )

57 editions published between 1859 and 2015 in English and held by 3,018 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
The Indian emperour, or, The conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards : being the sequel of The Indian queen by John Dryden( )

132 editions published between 1667 and 1982 in English and held by 2,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step inside Mosco's Traveling Wonder Show, a menagerie of human curiosities and misfits guaranteed to astound and amaze! But perhaps the strangest act of Mosco's display is Portia Remini, a normal among the freaks, on the run from McGreavy's Home for Wayward Girls, where Mister watches and waits. He said he would always find Portia, that she could never leave. Free at last, Portia begins a new life on the bally, seeking answers about her father's disappearance. Will she find him before Mister finds her? It's a story for the ages, and like everyone who enters the Wonder Show, Portia will never be the same"--
Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch( Book )

186 editions published between 1683 and 2006 in English and held by 2,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments
Absalom and Achitophel : a poem by John Dryden( )

130 editions published between 1681 and 1983 in English and held by 2,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1952 and 1996 in English and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid's Heroines : a verse translation of the Heroides by Ovid( )

74 editions published between 1680 and 1984 in English and Latin and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the twenty-one poems of the Heroides, Ovid gave voice to the heroines and heroes of epic and myth. These deeply moving literary epistles reveal the happiness and torment of love, as the writers tell of their pain at separation, forgiveness of infidelity or anger at betrayal. The faithful Penelope wonders at the suspiciously long absence of Ulysses, while Dido bitterly reproaches Aeneas for too eagerly leaving her bed to follow his destiny, and Sappho--the only historical figure portrayed here--describes her passion for the cruelly rejecting Phaon. In the poetic letters between Paris and Helen the lovers seem oblivious to the tragedy prophesied for them, while in another exchange the youthful Leander asserts his foolhardy eagerness to risk his life to be with his beloved Hero
The poetical works of John Dryden by John Dryden( Book )

222 editions published between 1793 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed on authentic instruments
Plutarch's lives of Themistocles, Pericles, Aristides, Alcibiades, and Coriolanus, Demosthenes, and Cicero, Cæsar and Antony by Plutarch( Book )

41 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection from Parallel Lives represents the best examples from the founder of an important vein of biographical writing: rather than attempt an historical account of a life, Plutarch aims to edify his readers by encouraging emulation of the best noble deeds and character traits of his subjects
The works of John Dryden by John Dryden( )

26 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,398 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."--
Troilus and Cressida, or, Truth found too late : a tragedy, as it is acted at the Dukes Theatre : to which is prefix'd, a preface containing the grounds of criticism in tragedy by John Dryden( )

75 editions published between 1679 and 2005 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restoration Plays by Brice Harris( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents eight celebrated dramatic works: The Rehearsal, The Country Wife, The Man of Mode, All for Love, Venice Preserved, The Relapse, The Way of the World, and The Beaux' Strategem
Don Sebastian, King of Portugal : a tragedy, acted at the Theatre Royal by John Dryden( )

76 editions published between 1690 and 2011 in English and held by 1,309 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
King Arthur by Henry Purcell( Recording )

63 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur or The British Worthy: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 628. Libretto: John Dryden
The works of John Dryden by John Dryden( Book )

26 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published between 1687 and 1985 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian queen by Henry Purcell( )

35 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Queen: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 630. Libretto: John Dryden and Robert Howard
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The Aeneid
The AeneidThe poems of John DrydenThe lives of the noble Grecians and RomansPlutarch's LivesThe lives of the noble Grecians and RomansPlutarch's lives of Themistocles, Pericles, Aristides, Alcibiades, and Coriolanus, Demosthenes, and Cicero, Cæsar and AntonyThe works of John DrydenThe works of John Dryden
Alternative Names
Absalom & Achitophel, Author of 1631-1700

Absalom and Achitophel, Author of 1631-1700

Author of Absalom & Achitopel 1631-1700

Author of Absalom & Achitophel 1631-1700

Author of Absalom and Achitopel 1631-1700

Author of Absalom and Achitophel 1631-1700

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Bayes Mr., 1631-1700

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Bays, Mr., 1631-1700

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D-n 1631-1700 Mr. (John Dryden)

D-n, Mr. 1631-1700

D-n, Mr. (John Dryden), 1631-1700

Draidens, Džons 1631-1700

Drajden, Džon 1631-1700

Drajdena, Dž.

Draydan, Jawn

Drāydan, Jawn 1631-1700

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Driden, John

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Dryden, Johann 1631-1700

Dryden John

Dryden, John 1631-1700

Dryden, John (I.)

Dryden, John Schriftsteller 1631-1700

Dryden Mr. 1631-1700

Dryden, Mr. (John), 1631-1700

Drydon, John

Drydon, John 1631-1700

Drydon, John 1631-1700 the younger

Džons Draidens

Ioannes Dryden

John Dryden

John Dryden Brits toneelschrijver (1631-1700)

John Dryden englischer Dichter, Dramatiker und Literaturkritiker

John Dryden English poet and playwright

John Dryden Inglise luuletaja ja näitekirjanik

John Dryden poeta, drammaturgo e critico letterario inglese

John Dryden poeta i dramatopisarz angielski

John Dryden poète et un dramaturge anglais

Person of quality 1631-1700

Джон Драйден английский поэт, драматург, критик, баснописец

Джон Драйдън

Джон Драйдэн

Драйден, Джон 1631-1700

Драјден, Џон 1631-1700

Џон Драјден

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ג'ון דריידן

ג'ון דריידן סופר בריטי

דרידן, ג'ון 1631-1700

جان درایدن

جان ڈرائیڈن

جون درايدن

جون درايدن، 1631-1700

جۆن درایدن

دريدن، جون

دريدن، جون، 1631-1700

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