Alexander Pope (1688-1744) is regarded as the most important poet of the early eighteenth century.
An invalid from infancy, Pope devoted his energies towards literature and achieved remarkable success with his first published work at the age of 21. A succession of brilliant poems followed, including An Essay on Criticism (1711), Windsor Forest (1713), and his masterpiece The Rape of the Lock (1712). A second period of great poetry was begun in 1728 with the appearance of the first Dunciad. All these works, which exhibit Pope's astonishing human insight, his wide sympathies, and powers of social observation (displayed to greatest effect in his talent for satire), feature in this selection. In his introduction - an eloquent defence of Pope's poetic practice - Pat Rogers argues that we must abandon our Romantic conception of poetry as a record of fleeting and subjective states if we are to understand Pope fully. Instead, we must see him as an accomplished practitioner of the poetry of ideas and of satirical reflection on human society. This collection is chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition of Pope's major works.
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Alexander Pope is regarded as the most important poet of the early eighteenth century. This collection, chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition of Pope's major works, includes such important poems asReview:
"Good notes, especially on esoteric terms, concepts, [and] items endemic to the 18th century."--Mary Norton, Western Carolina University"This is an excellent classroom text for a course in major 18th century poets. I would not hesitate to use it or recommend it to others."--Robert D. Spector, Long Island University"An absorbing and erudite study."--John Marillo, North Carolina State University"The cleanest text of all Pope anthologies combined with the most helpful notes make this the most accessible collection of Pope's poems available to students."--Jerome Donne, University of Central Florida
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