The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

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Alexander Pope was the greatest poet of his age and the dominant influence on eighteenth-century British poetry. His large oeuvre, written over a thirty-year period, encompasses satires, odes and political verse and reflects the sexual, moral and cultural issues of the world around him, often in brilliant lines and phrases which have become part of our language today. This is the first overview to analyse the full range of Pope's work and to set it in its historical and cultural context. Specially commissioned essays by leading scholars explore all of Pope's major works, including the sexual politics of The Rape of the Lock, the philosophical enquiries of An Essay on Man and the Moral Essays, and the mock-heroic of The Dunciad in its various forms. This volume will be indispensable not only for students and scholars of Pope's work, but also for all those interested in the Augustan more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 4 b/w illus.
  • 1139797735
  • 9781139797733

About Pat Rogers

Pat Rogers is DeBartolo Chair in the Liberal Arts at the University of South more

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"...sharply argued and astutely arranged essays, which are above all marked by the sophistication and maturity of judgment they collectively display...Recommended." -C.S. Vilmar, Salisbury University, Choice "...should be required reading for all undergraduates coming--not just to Pope--but to eighteenth-century poetry in general for the first time... Highly recommended." --The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliographyshow more

Table of contents

Chronology; Introduction Pat Rogers; 1. Pope, self, and world Helen Deutsch; 2. Pope's friends and enemies: fighting with shadows David Nokes; 3. Pope's versification and voice John Sitter; 4. Poetic spaces Cynthia Wall; 5. Pope's Homer and his poetic career Steven Shankman; 6. Pope and the classics Howard D. Weinbrot; 7. Pope and the Elizabethans David Fairer; 8. Pope in Arcadia: pastoral and its dissolution Pat Rogers; 9. Pope and ideology Brian Young; 10. Pope and the poetry of opposition Howard Erskine-Hill; 11. Crime and punishment Paul Baines; 12. Landscapes and estates Malcolm Kelsall; 13. Money Catherine Ingrassia; 14. Pope and the book trade James McLaverty; 15. Pope and gender Valerie Rumbold; 16. Medicine and the body G. S. Rousseau; 17. Pope and the other Laura Brown; Guide to further reading; more

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