An Essay on Man (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Moral Essays and Satires

An Essay on Man (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Moral Essays and Satires

by Alexander Pope
     
 

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This 1887 edition of Pope's great philosophical and satirical poem—originally published in 1733-34—contains an introduction by series editor Henry Morley. This masterwork attempts to “vindicate the ways of God to man.” Voltaire described the poem as, “the most beautiful, the most useful, the most sublime didactic poem ever written in any

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This 1887 edition of Pope's great philosophical and satirical poem—originally published in 1733-34—contains an introduction by series editor Henry Morley. This masterwork attempts to “vindicate the ways of God to man.” Voltaire described the poem as, “the most beautiful, the most useful, the most sublime didactic poem ever written in any language.” In addition to the "Essay on Man," Pope's “Satires” and “Moral Essays” are included in this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411448933
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
198
File size:
234 KB

Meet the Author


Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was a celebrated English poet and satirist.  His verse translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey were long the venerable standards in English, and remain of great interest today. Pope’s poetry, especially such satirical masterworks as The Rape of the Lock (1712) and The Dunciad (1728), brought the English heroic couplet to the height of epigrammatic sophistication.

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