John Donne

John Donne

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John Donne (1572-1631) was born into a Catholic family and studied law before sailing with Essex to attack Cadiz in 1596. He was appointed secretary to Sir Thomas Egerton, the Lord Keeper (later Lord Chancellor), in 1598, but forfeited his worldly prospects when he secretly married Ann More, Lady Egerton's niece, in 1601; he was dismissed by Egerton and briefly imprisoned. The next twelve years or so were passed in poverty, without regular employment. He entered the Church and in 1621 was made Dean of St Paul's, where he became a renowned preacher. His first collection of poems was published posthumously in 1633.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 116 x 172 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Hardback Edition
  • 0753816504
  • 9780753816509
  • 2,118,060

About John Donne

D. J. Enright is a celebrated poet. Among his publications are books of literary criticism, memoirs and translations. His Collected Poems 1948-1998 (Oxford University Press) appeared in 1998.show more

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