Dryden is Missing

After writing about the18th century¬† Satirists for the study guide, I think that John Dryden should have been included. He preceded Swift and Pope and set the stage for the emerging popularity of the satire in 18th century England.¬† Especially Absalom and Achitophel- the political allegorical satire about the crisis of succession in England, which was an attempt to protect the crown from the king’s Catholic brother, attacked many important people. His work was considered both a literary masterpiece and a dangerous political work.

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