1st Edition

Alexander Pope

By Paul Baines Copyright 2000
    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    So many questions surround the key figures in the English literary canon, but most books focus on one aspect of an author's life or work, or limit themselves to a single critical approach. Alexander Pope is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide which:
    * offers information on Pope's life, contexts and works
    * outline the major critical issues surrounding his works, from the time they were written to the present
    *explains the full range of different critical views and interpretations
    * offers guides to further reading in each area discussed.

    Introduction. Section 1: Life and Contexts; A Catholic Childhood; Forest Retreats; Literary London; Kings and Queens; Scriblerus; Epic Intent; Booksellers and Ladies; Works and Days; Twickenham; Shakespeare; Epic of Fleet Street; System and Satire; Horace; Letters; Laureate in Opposition; One Mighty Dunciad; The End Section 2: An Essay on Criticism; Forest Windsor; The Rape of the Lock; Eloisa to Abelard; Essay on Man; Epistles to Several Persons; Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot; Imitations of Horace; The Dunciad; Further Reading Section 3: Criticism; Pope and Poetry; Pope and Politics; Pope, Gender and Body; Pope in Print and Manuscript Further Reading Chronology Bibliography


    Paul Baines is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Liverpool.