Alexander Pope (Routledge Guides to Literature)
By: Paul Baines (author)Paperback
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So many questions surround the key figures in the English literary canon, but most books focus on one aspect of an author's life or work, or limit themselves to a single critical approach. Alexander Pope is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide which: * offers information on Pope's life, contexts and works * outline the major critical issues surrounding his works, from the time they were written to the present *explains the full range of different critical views and interpretations * offers guides to further reading in each area discussed.
Paul Baines is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Liverpool.
Introduction. Section 1: Life and Contexts; A Catholic Childhood; Forest Retreats; Literary London; Kings and Queens; Scriblerus; Epic Intent; Booksellers and Ladies; Works and Days; Twickenham; Shakespeare; Epic of Fleet Street; System and Satire; Horace; Letters; Laureate in Opposition; One Mighty Dunciad; The End Section 2: An Essay on Criticism; Forest Windsor; The Rape of the Lock; Eloisa to Abelard; Essay on Man; Epistles to Several Persons; Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot; Imitations of Horace; The Dunciad; Further Reading Section 3: Criticism; Pope and Poetry; Pope and Politics; Pope, Gender and Body; Pope in Print and Manuscript Further Reading Chronology Bibliography
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