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Author photo. John Donne, late 17th century copy of a 1616 work by Isaac Oliver (died 1622)

John Donne, late 17th century copy of a 1616 work by Isaac Oliver (died 1622)

John Donne (1) [1572–1631]

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Poet and churchman John Donne was born in London in 1572. He attended both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, but did not receive a degree from either university. He studied law at Lincoln's Inn, London, in 1592, and was appointed private secretary to Sir Thomas Egerton, Keeper of the Great Seal, in 1598. He became an Anglican priest in 1615 and was appointed royal chaplain later that year. In 1621 he was named dean of St. Paul's Cathedral. Donne prepared for his own death by leaving his sickbed to deliver his own funeral sermon, "Death's Duel", and then returned home to have a portrait of himself made in his funeral shroud. He died in London on March 31, 1631. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Complete English Poems 1,601 copies, 7 reviews
The Penguin Poets: John Donne 615 copies, 4 reviews
The Poems of John Donne 271 copies, 2 reviews
The Love Poems of John Donne 242 copies, 2 reviews
Donne: The Laurel Poetry Series 101 copies, 1 review
Poems of Love 82 copies, 1 review
John Donne (Everyman's Poetry) 63 copies, 2 reviews
Poetry and Prose 63 copies, 1 review
Selected poems 50 copies, 3 reviews
Selected poetry 46 copies
Sermons 42 copies, 1 review
Biathanatos 37 copies, 1 review
Donne 35 copies, 1 review
Holy Sonnets 29 copies, 3 reviews
The Day 20 copies, 3 reviews
Poèmes 12 copies
On Death 12 copies
Gedichten 11 copies
The holy sonnets of John Donne (Librettist) 5 copies
Poesie 4 copies
Songs and Sonnets 4 copies, 1 review
The Flea 3 copies, 1 review
Meditações 3 copies
Poésie 3 copies
John Donne 3 copies
Sonetos de Meditação 2 copies, 1 review
Poems, &c. 2 copies
Poems 1 copy
Healing Poetry 1 copy, 1 review
POEMS 1 copy
Devociones 1 copy
Paradoxes 1 copy
Problems 1 copy
Epigrams 1 copy
Elegies 1 copy
Satires 1 copy
SERMONI 1 copy
The Metaphysical Poets (Contributor) 863 copies
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 856 copies, 7 reviews
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (Contributor) 636 copies, 9 reviews
The Nation's Favourite Poems (Contributor) 581 copies, 7 reviews
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (Contributor) 474 copies, 11 reviews
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (Contributor) 468 copies, 4 reviews
Seventeenth-Century Prose and Poetry (Author) 196 copies, 2 reviews
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (Contributor) 114 copies, 1 review
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review

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The first biography, Izaak Walton's Life of Donne, is available at http://anglicanhistory.org/walton/don... Poems and other works by Donne can be found at http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/do... Recent novels written about John Donne include Mary Novik's Conceit, http://www.marynovik.com

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