The Dunciad in Four Books
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Dunciad in Four Books by Alexander Pope
Book DescriptionThe Dunciad in Four Books of 1743 was 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 authoritative 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. Accessibly presented on the same page as Pope's text are explanatory notes, written in a style adapted to the needs of undergraduate readers, but still comprehensive enough to address the interests of scholars. The many books and pamphlets to which Pope refers have been examined in detail, and the commentary takes advantage of the fifty years' scholarship on literary, bibliographical, cultural and political aspects of the period which has accumulated since James Sutherland's The Dunciad, volume five of the Twickenham Edition. A substantial introduction offers a stimulating and helpful approach to the work, and the bibliography includes extensive suggestions for further reading.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781408204160
(234mm x 157mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alexander Pope
Essay on Criticism, Paperback (August 2013)
Originally published in 1896, this book contains the text of Alexander Pope's poetic essay on criticism.
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The author was the greatest English poet of his age, whose acerbic insights into human nature have entered the language, and whose verse still astonishes with its energy and inventiveness centuries after his death. This book includes selections of his work that follows the path of his poetic genius over his lifetime.
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Author Biography - Alexander Pope
Valerie Rumbold is a Reader in English at the University of Birmingham. She has published a range of articles on Pope and on eighteenth-century women writers and is a member of the editorial team on the five volume The Poems of Alexander Pope in the Longman Annotated English Poets series. Her book Women's Place in Pope's World (1989) was awarded the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize by the British Academy.
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