The Rape of the Lock
By (author) Alexander Pope
Introduction by Sophie Gee
Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley
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Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope
Book DescriptionWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SOPHIE GEE A hideous crime is committed at a fashionable London society gathering. The victim is the beautiful, innocent Belinda, her attacker is the dastardly Baron, and his weapon of choice is a pair of scissors...Pope's mock-epic is the sharp and witty tale of the most famous bad hair day in the history of literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099511526
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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
Alexander Pope was born on 21 May 1688. He was brought up a Roman Catholic at a time where the laws of England were prejudicial towards Catholics. He suffered tuberculosis as a child and as a consequence never grew taller than 4'6". He first published The Rape of the Lock when he was twenty-three years old in 1712. Its success made him a celebrity in polite society. He later added to it in 1714 and 1717. It was written to reconcile two families who had fallen out over a similar incident where a Lord Petre had cut off a lock of hair from Arabella Fermor's head. Pope went on to translate the works of Homer and produce The Dunciad and An Essay on Man. He died on 30 May 1744.
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