"The appearance of the first volume . . . is an occasion for celebration. Among the most ambitious and valuable collaborative scholarly enterprises at the end of the twentieth century . . . " —Claude J. Summers, Early Modern Literary Studies
" . . . especially valuable for its wide-ranging and reliable summaries of textual and critical commentary on these works . . . This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." —Bibliotèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance
" . . . the most important collaborative project in 17th-century studies in recent history . . . " —Seventeenth-Century News
A major editorial and interpretive undertaking, this edition includes a newly edited critical text based on exhaustive study of all known manuscripts and significant printed editions of Donne’s poetry and a complete digest of critical and scholarly commentary on the poetry from Donne’s time to the present.