Major Works

ISBN-10: 019920361X

ISBN-13: 9780199203611

Edition: 2006

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This authoritative edition was first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Pope's poetry and prose - the major poems in their entirety, together with translations, criticism, letters and other prose - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Pope has often been termed the first truly professional poet in English, whose dealings with the book trade helped to produce the literary market-place of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In this representative selection of Pope's most important work, the texts are presented in chronological sequence so that the Moral Essays and Imitations of Horace are restored to their original position in his career. The Dunciad, The Rape of the Lock, and Peri Bathous are presented in full, together with a characteristic sample of Pope's prose, including satires, pamphlets, and periodical writing. The influential preface to his edition of Shakespeare is here, as well as passages from his conversations with Joseph Spence and examples of his wide-ranging correspondence. This fine edition features a comprehensive biographical index, as well as an introduction and invaluable notes.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Satirical poet Alexander Pope was born in London on May 21, 1688. He was educated by private tutors. Many consider Pope to be the greatest poet of his time, and he also wrote commentaries and translations, he is best known for such poems as The Rape of the Lock and The Duncaid. Pope was the first English poet to make a substantial amount of money from his writing. Pope died on May 30, 1744.

An essay on criticism
Sappho to Phaon
Epistle to Miss Blount, with the works of Voiture
Windsor Forest
The Guardian, no. 173
The Wife of Bath from Chaucer
The rape of the lock
To Belinda on the Rape of the lock
Letter to Martha Blount, November 1714
The temple of fame
A farewell to London in the year 1715
Epistle to Mr. Jervas
Epistle to Miss Blount, on her leaving the town after the coronation
A full and true account of a horrid and barbarous revenge
A further account of the condition of Edmund Curll
Letter to Lord Burlington, November 1716
Eloisa to Abelard
Elegy to the memory of an unfortunate lady
Letter to Teresa and Martha Blount, September 1717
Letter to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 1718
The Iliad, book XVIII
To Mr. Gay
To Mr. Addison
Epistle to Robert Earl of Oxford
Letter to Swift, August 1723
Letter to Martha Blount, 22 June 1724
Preface to the works of Shakespeare
Peri Bathous, or the art of sinking in poetry
Letter to Swift, 28 November 1729
Epitaph intended for Sir Isaac Newton
An epistle to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington
An epistle to Allen Lord Bathurst
The first satire of the second book of Horace imitated
An essay on man
Letter to Swift, 20 April 1733
The fourth satire of Dr. John Donne versified
An epistle to Sir Richard Temple, Lord Cobham
The second satire of the second book of Horace imitated
The second satire of the first book of Horace imitated in the manner of Mr. Pope
Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot
An epistle to a lady
The second satire of Dr. John Donne versified
Letter to Swift, 25 March 1736
The second epistle of the second book of Horace imitated
The first epistle of the second book of Horace imitated
The sixth epistle of the first book of Horace imitated
The first epistle of the first book of Horace imitated
Epilogue to the satires : dialogue I
Epilogue to the satires : dialogue II
Epigram engraved on the collar of a dog
Epitaph for one who would not be buried in Westminster Abbey
Letter to Hugh Bethel, 19 March 1744
The Dunciad
Epitaph on bounce
Conversations with Joseph Spence
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