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Major Works by Alexander Pope
Book DescriptionThis authoritative edition was first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Pope's poetry and prose - the major poems in their entirety, together with translations, criticism, letters and other prose - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Pope has often been termed the first truly professional poet in English, whose dealings with the book trade helped to produce the literary market-place of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In this representative selection of Pope's most important work, the texts are presented in chronological sequence so that the Moral Essays and Imitations of Horace are restored to their original position in his career. The Dunciad, The Rape of the Lock, and Peri Bathous are presented in full, together with a characteristic sample of Pope's prose, including satires, pamphlets, and periodical writing. The influential preface to his edition of Shakespeare is here, as well as passages from his conversations with Joseph Spence and examples of his wide-ranging correspondence. This fine edition features a comprehensive biographical index, as well as an introduction and invaluable notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199537617
(196mm x 129mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
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.
Rape of the Lock and Other Major Writings, Paperback (June 2011)
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.
Dunciad in Four Books, Paperback (January 2009)» View all books by Alexander Pope
This title is re-issued as part of the Longman Annotated Texts series. The series was conceived with the student in mind and is intended to provide accessible and authoritative editions of key texts in English and American Literature. The annotation is designed to bring out each text's full range of reference and meaning.
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Author Biography - Alexander Pope
Pat Rogers is the editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature and of Boswell's Life of Johnson in OWC. His most recent book is Pope and the Destiny of the Stuarts (OUP, 2005).
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