The Rape of the Lock and Other Major Writings

The major works of the greatest English poet of his age.
The energy and inventiveness of Alexander Pope's verse still astonish centuries after his death. This new collection follows the path of Pope's poetic genius over his lifetime, featuring early poems such as the masterly mock-epic "The Rape of the Lock," which satirizes a notorious society scandal in glorious heroic couplets, and excerpts from his translation of the "Iliad." Later writings include Pope's ironic adaptations of Horace's "Epistles" and a stinging attack on his literary rivals and the mediocrity of Grub Street hacks. Collected here, too, are selected prose works and letters to such contemporaries as John Gay and Jonathan Swift.

Portrait
ALEXANDER POPE was born in London in 1688, the son of a well-to-do Roman Catholic cloth merchant. In 1709 he launched his career with a set of four pastorals, followed by An Essay on Criticism, Windsor Forest and the mock-epic Rape of the Lock, which cemented his reputation as the greatest poet of the age. Later works included the Dunciad, Epistles to Several Persons and the ambitious Essay on Man. Pope died in 1743. LEO DAMROSCH, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University, is the author of eight books on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature and culture, including The Imaginative World of Alexander Pope, God's Plot and Man's Stories: Studies in the Fictional Imagination from Milton to Fielding, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 528
Erscheinungsdatum 29.07.2004
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-042350-1
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,7/13,7/2,5 cm
Gewicht 368 g
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