An Essay on Man: Moral Essays and Satires

Front Cover, Mar 31, 2009 - Poetry
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"An Essay on Man: Moral Essay and Satires" is a masterpiece by Pope. Justifying the ways of God to man, he asserts that all is good and that which is bad is not properly comprehended by human perception. Popularizing an optimistic view of life, this work is inspiring and thought-provoking!

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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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