John Dryden





John Dryden


Born
in Aldwincle, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England, The United Kingdom
August 19, 1631

Died
May 12, 1700

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John Dryden (19 August [O.S. 9 August] 1631 – 12 May [O.S. 1 May] 1700) was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made Poet Laureate in 1668. He is seen as dominating the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John."

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All for Love

3.32 avg rating — 745 ratings — published 1678 — 60 editions
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Absalom and Achitophel

3.08 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 1681 — 22 editions
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The Major Works

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3.65 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1956
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Marriage a la Mode

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3.49 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1673 — 9 editions
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Mac Flecknoe

3.35 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1682 — 3 editions
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Mac Flecknoe and Other Poems

3.46 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1970 — 2 editions
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The Works of John Dryden

3.21 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1956 — 13 editions
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An Essay of Dramatic Poesy ...

3.23 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1982 — 15 editions
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Selected Poems

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3.19 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1973 — 11 editions
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Alexander's Feast: Macfleck...

3.03 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1682 — 7 editions
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“Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense,
But good men starve for want of impudence.”
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