Rape of the Lock

ISBN-10: 0312115695

ISBN-13: 9780312115692

Edition: 1998

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This edition reprints the text of Pope's classic poem — both the five-canto 1714 version and the facsimilie of the original 1712 version — together with a broad selection of documents. Including correspondence, poems, broadsides, reviews, and parodies, the documents focus special attention on Pope's life and career as well as on eighteenth-century poetic traditions and innovations, social habits and assumptions, historical events, and political implications. A general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronology of Pope's life and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a selected bibliography, and a generous collection of maps, portraits, and illustrations make this volume a unique scholarly edition of this classic work of eighteenth-century literature.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 442
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
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.

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The Rape of the Lock an Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Canto's
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