The Reader’s Notebook: John Dryden

Aug 19, 2020

Credit The British Library

August 19, 2020 -- John Dryden was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was appointed England's first Poet Laureate in 1668. He is seen as dominating the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden.