A Preface to Pope
This second edition of Ian Gordon's A Preface to Pope places the poet within the social, cultural and intellectual context of his time. It throws new light on the theoretical and imaginative structures of Pope's poetry focusing on the linguistic complexity at its centre. It offers a critical survey of his work and also contains introductory essays. The book concludes with a reference section which includes indispensible information on places and people in Pope's poetry, together with a glossary of technical terms and a guide to further reading.
Table of Contents
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, FOREWORD TO THE FIRST EDITION, INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION, PART ONE: THE POET IN HIS SETTING, PART TWO: CRITICAL SURVEY, PART THREE: REFERENCE SECTION, GENERAL INDEX, INDEX TO p o p e ’s WORKS
Ian Robert Fraser Gordon