A Select Bibliography Of John Dryden's Works
(Place of publication London, unless stated otherwise)

BibliographiesCollected Works Separate Poems
Dramatic WorksCollected Poems Separate Plays
Some Critical &
Biographical Studies
Collected Prose Separate Prose
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Bibliographies:

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL MEMORANDA, by P. J. Dobell (1922).

A DRYDEN LIBRARY, collected by T. J. Wise (priv. ptd. 1930).
A bibliographical catalogue of the extensive collection in the Ashley Library, now in the British Museum.

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EARLY EDITIONS AND OF DRYDENIANA, by H. Macdonald. Oxford (1939).
An indispensable work for the student, elaborately annotated and with full particulars of the numerous works relating to the various controversies in which Dryden was involved.

Collected Works:

THE WORKS, 4 vols. (1691-1695).
This first Collected Edition was variously made up of separate editions of plays and poems with a general title-page, variously dated,

THE COMEDIES TRAGEDIES AND OPERAS. THE WORKS. 4 VOLS. (1701).
Plays, 2 vols., Poems, I Vol.; Virgil, I vol., all in folio.

THE WORKS, edited by W. Scott. 18 vols. (1808 ; rptd. Edinburgh 1821) ; revised by G. Saintsbury, Edinburgh (1882-1892).

POETRY AND PROSE, edited by D. Nichol Smith, Oxford (1925).

THE BEST OF DRYDEN, edited by L. I. Bredvold, New York (1933).

POETRY AND PROSE, edited by D. Grant (1952).
In the Reynard Library, the best selection available.

POEMS AND PROSE, selected by D. Grant. (1955).
Penguin edition.

Note: The University of California Press has in preparation a complete edition in some 14 vols. of all Dryden's writings in prose and verse, edited by E. N. Hooker and others.

Collected Poems:

ANNUS MIRABILIS (1688).
Also contains Astraea Redux, To His Sacred Majesty and To My Lord Chancellor. This first collection of poems was subsequently extended by the addition of new poems reprinted in the same form to make up a volume of THE WORKS in 4 vols. (see above).

MACFLECKNOE, ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL, THE MEDAL (1692).
See note to preceding entry.

FABLES ANCIENT AND MODERN . (1700).
Contains 19 paraphrases or translations from Homer, Ovid, Chaucer, Boccaccio, with a few `original poems'.

POEMS ON VARIOUS OCCASIONS . (1701).
Included as WORKS, The Third Volume in sets of the folio collected edition (see above).

THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS, edited by S. Derrick. 4 vols. (1760).

THE POETICAL WORKS, with notes by Joseph and John Warton; edited by H. J. Todd. 4 vols. (1811).

THE POETICAL WORKS, edited by W. D. Christie (1870).
The Globe edition.

THE SATIRES, edited by J. C. Collins (1905).

THE POETICAL WORKS, edited by G. R. Noyes, Boston (1908-1909).
The most thorough edition to date. Reprinted 1937, 1950.

THE POEMS, edited by T. Sargeant (1910; rptd. 1935).
The Oxford Standard Authors edition, unannotated.

SELECTED POEMS, edited by W. D. Christle and C. H. Firth, Oxford (1911).

THE SONGS, edited by C. L. Day, Harvard (1932).

POEMS, selected by B. Dobreé (1934).
In Everyman's Library.

THE PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUES, edited by W. B. Gardner. New York (1951).
Lacks much essential annotation.

POEMS, edited by J. Kinsley. 4 vols., Oxford (1958)
The definitive text, in the Oxford English Texts series.

Separate Poems:

THREE POEMS UPON THE DEATH OF HIS LATE HIGHNESSE OLIVER, LORD PROTECTOR etc (1659).
By Dryden, Waller and Sprat. Dryden's poem was first printed separately in 1681 as An Elegy on the Usurper Oliver Cromwell

ASTRAEA REDUX. A POEM ON THE HAPPY RESTORATION ... OF ... CHARLES THE SECOND (1600).

TO HIS SACRED MAJESTY, A PANEGYRIC ON HIS CORONATION (1661)

TO MY LORD CHANCELLOR ... (1662).

ANNUS MIRABILIS: THE YEAR OF WONDERS. (1666)

ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL (1681).

THE SECOND PART OF ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL (1682).

THE MEDALL: A SATYRE AGAINST SEDITION (1682).

MACFLECKNOE OR A SATYR UPON THE TRUE-BLEW-PROTESTANT POET,
T[homas]. S[hadwell]. (1682).

RELIGIO LAICI OR A LAYMANS FAITH (1682).

THRENODIA AUGUSTALIS: A FUNERAL PINDARIQUE POEM SACRED TO THE HAPPY MEMORY OF KING CHARLES II (1685).

THE HIND AND THE PANTHER (1687).

A SONG FOR ST. CECILIA'S DAY (1687).

BRITANNIA REDIVIVA: A POEM ON THE BIRTH OF THE PRINCE (1688).

ELEONORA: A PANEGYRICAL POEM ... (1692).

AN ODE, ON THE DEATH OF MR. HENRY PURCELL (1696).

ALEXANDER'S FEAST: OR THE POWER OF MUSIQUE. AN ODE IN HONOUR OF ST. CECILIA'S DAY (1697).

THE WORKS OF VIRGIL (1697).
Dryden's masterpiece of translation. Included as WORKS, The Fourth Volume in sets of the folio Collected Edition (see above).

THE PRIMER, Or OFFICE OF THE B. VIRGIN MARY (1706).
Contains a number of hymns translated from the Latin, and wrongly ascribed to Dryden. See Hymns Attributed to Dryden by Noyes and Potter (1937).

Dryden contributed commendatory or memorial verses to the following works: Lachrymae Musarum (1649)—Sion and Parnassus (1650)—Howards' Poems (1660)—Chorea Gigantum (1663)—Lee's The Rival Queens (1677)—Roscommon's An Essay on Translated Verse (1684)—Oldham's Remains (1684)—Northleigh's The Triumph of Our Monarchy (1685)—Anne Killigrew's Poems (1686)—Higden's Modern Essay (1687)—Paradise Lost (fol. 1688)—Southern's The Wives Excuse (1692)—Congreve's The Double Dealer (1694)— Granville's Heroick Love (1698)—Motteux's Beauty in Distress (1698), as well as to a number of contemporary miscellanies.
Verse translations by Dryden are included in Ovid's Epistles (1680) —Boileau's The Art of Poetry (1683)—The Saitires of [Juvenal and Persius] (1693)—Ovid's Art of Love (1709)—and in the important 'Dryden-Tonson Miscellanies' in 4 Vols., which he compiled and edited—Miscellany Poems (1684)—Sylvae (1685)—Examen Poeticum (1693)—The Annual Miscellany (1694).

Dramatic Works—Collected Editions:

[THE WORKS] (1691 ).
Sets of separate plays, bound together with a general title, in one to three vols., of various dates 1691-1695, comprise the first collected edition of the dramatic works. (See THE WORKS in 4 Vols. above.)

THE COMEDIES, TRAGEDIES AND OPERAS. 2 vols. (1701).
Included as the first two volumes, in the folio collected edition (see above.)

THE DRAMATIC WORKS. 6 vols. (1717).
Congreve largely edited this edition.

SELECTED PLAYS, edited by G. Saintsbury. 2 vols. (1904).

SELECTED DRAMAS, edited by G. R. Noyes. Chicago (1910).

THE DRAMATIC WORKS, edited by M. Summers. 6 Vols. (1930-1931).
The Nonesuch Press limited edition, textually very unreliable.

Separate Plays:

THE RIVAL LADIES (1664). Tragi-comedy.

THE INDIAN QUEEN [in FOUR NEW PLAYS, by Sir Robert Howard (1665)].
Tragedy.
In collaboration with Howard.

THE INDIAN EMPEROUR OR THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO BY THE SPANIARDS BEING THE SEQUEL OF THE INDIAN QUEEN (1667). Tragedy
The second edition (1668) was prefaced by Dryden's `Defence of an Essay of Dramatick Poesie'.

SECRET LOVE, OR THE MAIDEN QUEEN (1668). Tragi-comedy.

SR. MARTIN MAR-ALL OR THE FEIGN'D INNOCENCE (1668). Comedy.

THE WILD GALLANT (1669). Comedy.

THE TEPMEST OR THE ENCHANTED ISLAND (1670). Comedy

TYRANNICK LOVE, OR THE ROYAL MARTYR (1670). Tragedy.

AN EVENING'S LOVE, OR THE MOCK ASTROLOGER (1671). Comedy.

THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA BY THE SPANIARDS (1672). Tragedy.

MARRIAGE A-LA-MODE (1673). Comedy.

THE ASSIGNATION, OR LOVE IN A NUNNERY (1673). Comedy.

AMBOYNA (1673). Tragedy.

AURENG-ZEBE (1676). Tragedy.

THE STATE OF INNOCENCE, AND FALL OF MAN (1677). Opera.

ALL FOR LOVE: OR THE WORLD WELL LOST (1678). Tragedy.

OEPIDUS (1679). Tragedy.

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, OR TRUTH FOUND TOO LATE (1679). Tragedy.

THE KIND KEEPER: OR, MR. LIMBERHAM (1680). Comedy.

THE SPANISH FRYAR: OR, THE DOUBLE DISCOVERY (1681). Comedy.

THE DUKE OF GUISE (1683). Tragedy.

ALBION AND ALBANIUS (1685). Opera.

DON SEBASTIAN, KING OF PORTUGAL (1690). Tragedy.

AMPHITRYON: OR THE TWO SOSIAS (1690). Comedy.

KING ARTHUR; OR, THE BRITISH WORTHY (1691). Opera.

CLEOMENES, THE SPARTAN HERO (1692). Tragedy.

[THE PILGRIM (1700). Vanburgh's adaptation of Fletcher's play.
LOVE TRIUMPHANT: OR, NATURE WILL PREVAIL (1694). Tragi-Comedy.
Dryden contributed the Prologue and Epilogue, dialogue and `The Secular Masque'.]

Dryden wrote a number of Prologues and Epilogues for his own plays, some of which were printed separately in folio half-sheets. He contributed a Prologue or an Epilogue to the following plays by other dramatists: The Man of Mode (1676)—Circe (1677)—Mithridates (1678)—A True Widow (1679)—Ceasar Borgia (1680)—The Loyal General (1680)—Tamurlaine(1681)—Sophonisba (1681)—The Loyal Brother (1682)—The Unhappy Favourite (1682)—Constantine the Great(1684)—The Disappointment(1684)—The Widow Ranter (1690) —The Prophetess (1690)—The Mistakes (1691)—Henry II (1693)—The Husband a Cuckold (1696).

Collected Prose:

THE CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROSE WORKS, edited by E. Malone. 3 vols. (1800).

ESSAYS, edited by W. P. Ker. 2 vols. Oxford (1900).

DRAMATIC ESSAYS, edited by W. H. Hudson (1912).

LETTERS, edited by C. E. Ward. Duke University (1946).
Contains Dryden's few surviving letters (62 in all) and 15 letters addressed to him.

Separate Prose Works:

OF DRAMATIC POESIE, AN ESSAY (1668).

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS ON 'THE EMPRESS OF MOROCCO' (1674).
In collaboration with Shadwell and Crowne.

HIS MAJESTIES DECLARATION DEFENDED (1681).
An anti-Wig pamphlet, almost certainly by Dryden.

THE VINDICATION . (1683).
A defence of The Duke of Guise against a scurrilous attack.
Dryden translated The History of the League (1684), The Life of St. Francis Xavier (1688) and De Arte Graphica (1695). In addition to the important prefaces to certain of his own works, he contributed essays to Plutarch's Lives (1683), A Dialogue Concerning Women (1691), St. Evremond's Essays (1692), The History of Polybius(1693), Tacitus's Annals (1698).

Some Critical and Biographical Studies:

AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH DRAMATIC POETS, by G. Langbaine Oxford (1691).

THE IMPARTIAL CRITICK, by J. Dennis (1693).

' MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND ESSAYS ADDRESSED ON SEVERAL SUBJECTS DIRECTED TO JOHN DRYDEN, by J. Dennis (1694).

ROSCIUS ANGLICANUS, OR AN HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE STAGE, by J. Downes (1708).

REMARKS UPON MR. POPE'S TRANSLATION OF HOMER, by J. Dennis (1717).

LIVES OF THE POETS: Vol. 1, by S. Johnson (1781).

AN ESSAY ON THE SUPERIORITY OF DRYDEN'S VERSIFICATION OVER THAT OF POPE AND THE MODERNS, by J. Weston [in PHILOTOXI ARDENAE. Birmingham (1789)].

LECTURES ON THE ENGLISH POETS, by W. Hazlitt (1818).

AMONG MY BOOKS. by J. R. Lowell (1870).

DRYDEN, by G. Saintsbury (1881).
In the English Men of Letters Series.

A STUDY OF THE PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, FROM SHAKESPEARE TO DRYDEN, by G. S. B[owen]. (1884).

ANNUS SANCTUS, by O. Shipley (1884).

THE AGE OF DRYDEN, by R. Garnett (1895).

ESSAYS AND STUDIES, by J. C. Collins (1895).

DRYDEN'S DRAMATIC THEORY AND PRACTICE, by M. Sherwood. Boston (1898).

THE ENGLISH HEROIC PLAY, by L. N. Chase. New York (1903).

LECTURES ON DRYDEN, by A. W. Verrall. Cambridge (1914).

THE POETRY OF JOHN DRYDEN, by M. Van Doren. New York (1920)
. English edition, with introduction by B. Dobreé (1931).

DRYDEN AS AN ADAPTER OF SHAKESPEARE, by A. Nicoll (1922).
A Shakespeare Association pamphlet.

DRYDEN AND HIS POETRY, by A. Nicoll (1923).

DRYDEN'S HEROIC PLAYS: A STUDY OF THE ORIGINS, by B. J. Pendlebury (1923).

RESTORATION COMEDY, by B. Dobreé (1924).
Includes a chapter on Dryden.

HOMAGE TO JOHN DRYDEN, by T. S. Eliot (1925).
The title-essay is a study of Dryden.

THE CHARACTER OF JOHN DRYDEN, by A. Lubbock (1925).
In pamphlet form.

THE SOCIAL MODE OF RESTORATION COMEDY, by K. M. Lynch. NEW York (1926).

DRYDEN AND HOWARD 1664-1668, edited by D. D. Arundell. Cambridge (1929).
Contains the Essay on Dramatic Poesy, The Indian Emperor, The Duke of Lerma and other controversial matter.

ENGLISH COMEDY, by A. H. Thorndike. New York (1929).

RESTORATION TRAGEDY, by B. Dobreé (1930)
. Includes a chapter on Dryden.

DRAMATIC THEORY AND THE RHYMED HEROIC PLAY, by C: V. Deane (1931).

JOHN DRYDEN: THE POET, THE DRAMATIST, THE CRITIC, by T. S. Eliot. New York (1932).
A series of lectures.

THE INTELLECTUAL MILIEU OF JOHN DRYDEN, by L. I. Bredvold, Ann Arbor (1934).

THE SOURCES OF JOHN DRYDEN'S COMEDIES, by N. B. Allen. Ann Arbor (1935).

HYMNS ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN DRYDEN, by G. R. Noyes and G. R: Potter. Berkeley (1937).

SOME BIOGRAPHICAL PACTS AND PROBLEMS, by J. M. Osborn. New York (1940).

JOHN DRYDEN, by David Nichol Smith (1950).
The Clark Lectures 1948-9.

JOHN DRYDEN, A list of critical studies published from 1895 to 1948, by S. H. Monk. Minneapolis (1950).

JOHN DRYDEN, by K. Young (1954).

DRYDEN AND THE ART OF TRANSLATION, by W. Frost (1955).

FIVE HEROIC PLAYS, ed. by B. Dobreé (1960).
In the Worlds Classics: contains Aureng-Zebe, and an introduction on the heroic drama.

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