"The appearance of the first volume... is an occasion for celebration. Among the most ambitious and valuable collaborative scholarly enterprises at the end of the twentieth century... " -Claude J. Summers, Early Modern Literary Studies
"... especially valuable for its wide-ranging and reliable summaries of textual and critical commentary on these works... This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." -Bibliotèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance
"... the most important collaborative project in 17th-century studies in recent history... " -Seventeenth-Century News
A major editorial and interpretive undertaking, this edition includes a newly edited critical text based on exhaustive study of all known manuscripts and significant printed editions of Donne's poetry and a complete digest of critical and scholarly commentary on the poetry from Donne's time to the present.