The Works of John Dryden, Volume XX (Hardcover)
Prose 1691-1698 De Arte Graphica and Shorter Works
University of California Press, 9780520021334, 544pp.
Publication Date: May 30, 1990
Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Large Print (10/11/2007)
The most recent version of De Arte Graphica, Saintsbury's late nineteenth-century reissue of Scott's edition, based the text of the translated matter on an edition that was heavily revised by someone other than Dryden. In fact, only one of the pieces offered here, the brief Character of Saint-Evremond, has appeared complete in a twentieth-century edition. The commentary in this volume supplies biographical and bibliographical contexts for these pieces and draws attention to the views on history and historians, poetry and painting, Virgil and translation, which Dryden expresses in them.
Many other volumes of prose, poetry, and plays are available in the California Edition of The Works of John Dryden.