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.