John Donne: 21st-Century Oxford Authors

Hardcover | August 16, 2015

EditorJanel Mueller

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The John Donne volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers a wholly new edition of Donne's verse and prose. It consists of a selection of the compositions that circulated in manuscript or in print form during Donne's lifetime. In keeping with the approach of the series, the textsare presented in chronological order and the text chosen is, wherever possible, the text of the first published version. Each text is paired with a generous complement of historical and textual annotation, which enables the present day reader to access the excitement with which Donne'scontemporaries, his first readers, discovered his famous and incomparable originality, audacity, ingenuity, and wit. The edition incorporates new directions and emphases in scholarly editing that are foregrounded in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series, such as the history of readership and the history of texts as material objects.

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The John Donne volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers a wholly new edition of Donne's verse and prose. It consists of a selection of the compositions that circulated in manuscript or in print form during Donne's lifetime. In keeping with the approach of the series, the textsare presented in chronological order and the ...

Janel Mueller is the William Rainey Harper Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, Department of English and the College, The University of Chicago. She is the former editor of Modern Philology and the former dean of the Division of the Humanities at Chicago. She has published on a range of subjects in English Reformation and Renaiss...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.67 inPublished:August 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199596565

ISBN - 13:9780199596560

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IntroductionA Note on Editorial PracticesA Selective Chronology of Donne's LifeFROM THE WESTMORELAND MANUSCRIPT, PRE-1599 COMPOSITIONSSatires (Satyra)Elegies (Elegia)EpithalamiumVerse Letters to Male FriendsParadoxesEpigramsTo a Jet ring sent to meFROM THE BURLEY MANUSCRIPT, LETTERS CONCERNING HIS MARRIAGE (1602)THE FIRST AND SECOND ANNIVERSARIES (FIRST EDITION, 1612)To the Praise of the Dead, and the AnatomyThe First Anniversary. An Anatomie of the WorldA Funerall ElegieThe Harbinger to the ProgresThe Second Anniversarie. Of the Progres of the SouleFROM THE DOWDEN MANUSCRIPT, POEMS COMPOSED BEFORE THE END OF 1614ElegiesThe CalmeVerse Letters to Male FriendsVerse Letters to Noble LadiesLa CoronaHoly SonnetsThe CrosseThe AnnuntiationThe LitanyeGoodfriday. 1613. Riding towards WalesSongs and SonnetsAn Epithalamion or Maryage Song, on the Lady Elisabeth, and Frederick CountPalatine, beeing maryed on Saint Valentines dayEclogue. 1613. December 26EpithalamionObsequies to the Lord Harrington, Brother to the Countesse of BedfordFROM THE WESTMORELAND MANUSCRIPT, RELIGIOUS LYRICS (1607-1620)DEVOTIONS UPON EMERGENT OCCASIONS (FIRST EDITION, 1624)