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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature
in 18 Volumes (1907–21).

Dryden - A. W. Ward
  1. Dryden and his Age
  2. His Parentage and Education
  3. Heroick Stanzas on Cromwell
  4. Astraea Redux and other Panegyrics
  5. Annus Mirabilis
  6. Dryden’s Productivity as a Dramatist
  7. Influence of French Tragicomedy and Romance
  8. The Wild Gallant and other Comedies: The Spanish Fryar
  9. The Heroic Couplet in Drama
  10. Dryden and the Heroic Play: The Conquest of Granada
  11. The Satire of The Rehearsal
  12. Essay Of Heroick Plays
  13. Aureng-Zebe
  14. Dryden’s Adaptation of Shakespearean Plays and Themes
  15. The Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy
  16. His Later Plays: Don Sebastian and Cleomenes
  17. Dryden’s Work as a Dramatist
  18. Prologues and Epilogues
  19. Dryden Poet Laureate
  20. The “Rose-alley ambuscade
  21. Political Satire: Absalom and Achitophel, Part I
  22. The Medal
  23. Mac Flecknoe
  24. Absalom and Achitophel, Part II
  25. Didactic Poetry: Religio Laici
  26. Death of Charles II and Accession of James II: Threnodia Augustalis and Britannia Rediviva
  27. Conversion to the Church of Rome
  28. The Hind and the Panther
  29. Various Later Work in Verse and Prose: Miscellanies
  30. Translations: Fables Ancient and Modern
  31. Preface to the Fables
  32. Odes, Songs and Hymns
  33. Dryden’s Enemies and Younger Literary Friends
  34. His Great Qualities as a Writer of Verse and Prose
  35. His Excellence in Various Literary Species
  36. His Originality that of Treatment
  37. The Eminence of his Genius


Select Bibliography - Bonamy Dobrée
Notes on Dryden - Prof. Arnie Sanders
Notes on Dryden - Dr. Bruce Magee
Notes on Dryden's "Essay of Dramatic Poesy" - Michael Bryson


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