John Dryden

Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books


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Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, edited this volume of prefaces ... authored by a Who's Who of World Literature: Baco…

Absalom and Achitophel


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John Dryden published Absalom and Achitophel: A Poem in 1681. It is an elaborate historical allegory using the political situation faced by …

The Tempest


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John Dryden and William D'Avenant's Restoration adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest preserves the main plot and characters of the origin…

Short Poetry Collection 115


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2012.

The World's Best Poetry, Volume 2: Love (Part 1)


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The second of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, incl…

All for Love; or, The World Well Lost


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All for Love is widely considered to be John Dryden's finest work, dramatic or otherwise. A tragedy written in blank verse, it retells the s…

The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1


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The first of two volumes of collected poetry by this revered and highly influential English restoration poet and playwright. The poems, many…

The World's Best Poetry, Volume 6: Fancy and Sentiment (Part 2)


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The sixth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the second of two parts, incl…

Short Poetry Collection 149


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This is a collection of 38 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for October 2015.

The Hundred Best English Poems


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This wonderful collection of poems showcases the incredible talent of the some of the greatest poets in the world. These creative masterpiec…

Dryden vs Shadwell - a Poetic Duel


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Throughout history there have been many creative artists whose fame depends largely on their association with a much greater artist. Such th…

Long Poems Collection 008


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LibriVox’s Long Poems Collection 008: a collection of 14 public-domain poems longer than 10 minutes in length.

Short Poetry Collection 099


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for August 2011.

Short Poetry Collection 076


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This is an open collection of poems for the month of February 2009.

Short Poetry Collection 107


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for April 2012.

Short Poetry Collection 163


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This is a collection of 31 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2016. It also includes a long poem, The Legend of Jubal by Georg…

Short Poetry Collection 060


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LibriVox's Short Poetry Collection 060: a collection of 20 public-domain poems.