Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

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Alexander Pope has often been termed the first truly professional poet in English. He had an acute awareness of traditions he had inherited and a clear vision of where he stood in literary history. In this representative selection of Pope's most important work Pat Rogers presents all the major poems and a characteristic sample of his prose, including satires, pamphlets, and periodical writing. Pope's criticism is represented by his preface to his edition of Shakespeare, and the personal side of his work is illustrated by short pasages from his conversations with Joseph Spence and examples of his wide-ranging correspondence. "Peri Bathous" is presented here in full, as well as the 1743 version of the "Dunciad". Some translations are also included. A feature of this volume is that the texts are presented in chronological order so that the "Moral Essays" and the "Imitations of Horace" are restored to their original position in Pope's more

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  • Paperback | 767 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 48.26mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1 map
  • 0192813463
  • 9780192813466

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"I cannot imagine a more judiciously selected or more thoughtfully edited introduction to Pope's poetry. As usual, Rogers never mistakes editing for pedantry."--Alexander Pettit, University of Northern Texas"A handsome edition, reasonably priced."--Adam Potkay, College of William & Mary"Good selections, relevant introduction and excellent notes!"--Dr. Bruce C. Swaffield, Malone College"Good, compact collection. . . . Good selections, organization. Easy to use."--Carl Kremer, William Woods University"Full selections of the rich variety of Pope's canon. Useful notes. Though 'modernized, ' a fine editing job. . . . Small and portable too!"--Manuel Schauhorn, Southern Illinois University, Carbondaleshow more

Table of contents

Pastorals; an essay on criticism; Sappho tp Phaon epistle to Miss Blount, with the works of Voiture; Windsor Forest; "The Guardian", no 173; the wife of Bath from Chaucer; the rape of the lock; to Belinda on "The Rape of the Lock"; letter to Martha Blount, November 1714; the temple of fame; a farewell to London in the year 1715; epistle to Mr Jervas; epistle to Miss Blount, on her leaving the town after the Coronation; a full and true account of a horrid and barbarous revenge; a further account of the condition of Edmund Curll; letter to Lord Burlington, November 1716; Eloisa to Abelard; elegy to the memory of an unfortunate lady; letter to Teresa and Martha Blount, September 1717; letter to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1718; The Iliad, book XVIII; to Mr Gay; to Mr Addison; epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford; letters to Swift, 28 November 1729; letter to Martha Blount, 22 June 1724; preface to the Works of Shakespeare; "Peri Bathous", or the art of stinking in poetry; letter to Swift, 28 November, 1729; epitaph intended for Sir Isaac Newton; an epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington; an epistle to Allen Lord Bathurst; the first satire of the second book of "Horace Imitated"; an essay on man; letter to Swift, 28 November 1733; the fourth satire of Dr John Donne versified; an epistle to Sir Richard Temple, Lord Cobham; the second satire of the second book of "Horace Imitated"; the second satire of the first book of "Horace Imitated" in the manner of Mr Pope; epistle to Dr Arbuthnot; an epistle to a lady; the second satire of Dr John Donne versified; letter to Swift, 25 March 1736; the second epistle of the second book of "Horace Imitated"; the first epistle of the second book of "Horace Imitated"; the sixth epistle of the first book of "Horace Imitated"; the first epistle of the first book of "Horace Imitated"; epilogue to the satires - dialogue 1, dialogue 2; epigram engraved on the collar of a dog; epigram for one who would not be buried in Westminster Abbey; letter to Hugh Bethel, 19 March 1744; the Dunciad; epitaph on Bounce; conversations with Joseph more

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