Kindle Price: $0.00

Save $9.99 (100%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

All for Love Or, the World Well Lost A Tragedy by [Dryden, John]
Kindle App Ad

All for Love Or, the World Well Lost A Tragedy Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all 13 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$0.00
Hardcover
"Please retry"
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$8.00

Escape with a great book this Labor Day
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Vinton A. Dearing, editor of the California Dryden edition, is Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • File Size: 235 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477470506
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 12, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082XOSLY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,365 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?

Customer Reviews

5 star
67%
4 star
33%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Oh, she has decked his ruin with her love,
Led him in golden bands to gaudy slaughter,
And made perdition pleasing: She has left him
The blank of what he was.
I tell thee, eunuch, she has quite unmanned him.
Can any Roman see, and know him now,
Thus altered from the lord of half mankind,
Unbent, unsinewed, made a woman's toy,
Shrunk from the vast extent of all his honours,
And crampt within a corner of the world? O Antony!

Dryden recast Shakespeare's most sprawling play, Antony and Cleopatra, but with "the unities of time, place, and action, more exactly observed, than perhaps the English theatre requires." This is more than a mere neo-classical exercise, however. The concentration on the precise moment when Octavian wrested control of the Roman Empire from Antony intensifies the drama. Also, although this has sometimes been disputed, Dryden is a brilliant poet:

VENTIDIUS. What lethargy has crept into your soul?
ANTONY. 'Tis but a scorn of life, and just desire
To free myself from bondage.
VENTIDIUS. __ __ Do it bravely.
ANTONY. I will; but not by fighting. O Ventidius!
What should I fight for now?--my queen is dead.
I was but great for her; my power, my empire,
Were but my merchandise to buy her love;
And conquered kings, my factors. Now she's dead,
Let Caesar take the world,--
An empty circle, since the jewel's gone
Which made it worth my strife: ...

His preface is also a fine performance:

"... I have not copied my author servilely: [...
Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Fall 8 on March 9, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
i bought it for the picture on the cover and am looking for other books like it to match my decor
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Ok
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse