Selected Poetry

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - 226 páginas
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, including An 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 first Dunciad. 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.

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Windsor Forest
20
The Rape of the Lock
32
Epistle to Miss Blount on her Leaving the Town after
54
Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady
65
An Epistle to Allen Lord Bathurst
74
The First Satire of the Second Book of Horace Imitated
88
An Epistle to a Lady
106
Dialogue I
114
Dialogue II
120
Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog
128
Notes
175
Further Reading
225
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Pat Rogers is DeBartolo Professor of the Liberal Arts at the University of South Florida. He has written books on Pope, Swift, Johnson, Defoe, and Fielding, as well as general books such as The Augustan Vision (1974), and Literature and Popular Culture in Eighteenth-Century England (1985). Heis the editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature.

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