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Selected Poetry (Paperback)

Author: Pope, Alexander

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Though critical opinion on Alexander Pope has frequently been divided, he is now regarded as the most important poet of the early eighteenth century. An invalid from infancy, he devoted his energies towards literature and achieved remarkable success with his first published work at the age of twenty-one. A succession of brilliant poems followed, includingAn Essay on Criticism (1711), Windsor Forest (1715), and his masterpiece,The Rape of the Lock. A second period of great poetry was begun in 1728 with the appearance of the firstDunciad. 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)--are included in this selection of his poetry. It has been compiled by the distinguished Pope scholar and editor Pat Rodgers, who also provides an indispensable introduction that offers a new interpretation of Pope's poetry, and the philosophical ideas behind it.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classicshas made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780199537600
SKU 210239916
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0199537607
Release Date 12/15/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0226
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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