Poetry and Prose of Alexander Pope

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Houghton Mifflin, 1969 - Poetry - 472 pages
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User Review  - Aditi - Goodreads

Miss being in English Literature class. It was a treat to understand and read the sarcasm Pope had. Read full review

Review: Poetry and Prose of Alexander Pope (Riverside Editions)

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Pope is difficult, but really rewarding. I read this book in one of the harder classes I took in college and I was surprised to learn that I thought about this author long after the final exam. Read full review

Contents

The Episode of Sarpedon
21
An Essay on Criticism
37
Messiah
58
The Rape of the Lock
78
Epistle to Mr Jervas
101
Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady
114
Epistles to Several Persons
158
An Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot
197
Satires and Epistles of Horace Imitated
212
The Satires of Dr John Donne Versifyed
266
Epilogue to the Satires
280
The Dunciad in Four Books
295
The Guardian No 40
379
Preface to the Iliad
439
Preface to the Works of Shakespear
460
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About the author (1969)

Satirical poet Alexander Pope was born in London on May 21, 1688. He was educated by private tutors. Many consider Pope to be the greatest poet of his time, and he also wrote commentaries and translations, he is best known for such poems as The Rape of the Lock and The Duncaid. Pope was the first English poet to make a substantial amount of money from his writing. Pope died on May 30, 1744.

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