The Dunciad: In Four Books

Front Cover
Longman, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 456 pages
1 Review

This is a new edition of The Dunciad in Four Books of 1743, the culmination of the series of Dunciads which Alexander Pope produced over the last decade and a half of his life. It comprises not only a poem, but also a mass of authorial annotation and appendices, and this new edition is the only one available which gives all the verse and the prose in a clearly laid-out form, with a full modern commentary.


From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - lizpatanders - LibraryThing

On the whole, I did enjoy reading this poem, although I found it very difficult to read. I've heard before that it's very hard to comprehend the first time around, and I would have to agree. Although ... Read full review

Contents

77ie London area in the 1740s
20
Testimonies of Authors
43
Martinus Scriblerus of the Poem
69
Copyright

5 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1999)

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.

Valerie Rumbold is Reader in English Literature at the University of Birmingham.

Bibliographic information