Absalom and Architopel: a poem by Dryden, John (published anonymously)

Absalom and Architopel: a poem

Edition: First Dublin edition

London: Printed and sold by H. Hills, in Black-Fryars, near the Water-Side. For the benefit of the poor, 1708. Disbound. 19.3 cm. 24pp. Recent marbled paper wrappers, front wrapper with paper label. Text has untrimmed edges, somewhat ragged: title leaf creased, with a chip out of lower margin. Two instances of small early marginalia. VG. ESTC N30278; Foxon D450. Untrimmed copy of this anti-whig, biblically themed piece directed primarily against the Earl of Shaftesbury and the Duke of Monmouth. This edition of one of Dryden's greatest satires, first published in 1681, provides at the end of the preface a convenient key to the cast of characters. Absalom and Achitophel is "generally acknowledged as finest political satire in the English language" (Michael Stapleton, in The Cambridge Guide to English Literature). Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

Condition: Binding: Softcover

Book ID: 49686
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