Essays on Pope

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Leading literary historian and eighteenth-century specialist Pat Rogers has long been recognized as an authority on Alexander Pope. This book addresses the many facets of the poet's world and work, presenting a substantial new essay on 'Pope and the antiquarians' alongside considerably revised versions of essays published in journals, which together cover most of Pope's major writing. Essays on Pope gathers for the first time the best work on this celebrated author by one of our foremost critics, and is an ...
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Overview

Leading literary historian and eighteenth-century specialist Pat Rogers has long been recognized as an authority on Alexander Pope. This book addresses the many facets of the poet's world and work, presenting a substantial new essay on 'Pope and the antiquarians' alongside considerably revised versions of essays published in journals, which together cover most of Pope's major writing. Essays on Pope gathers for the first time the best work on this celebrated author by one of our foremost critics, and is an indispensable resource for scholars of eighteenth-century literature.
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"...one is reminded of how much of Rogers's work has been antiquarian in the best sense, the collecting of facts that help us collect our thoughts." John Sitter, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521026192
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1 Pope and the syntax of satire 1
2 The politics of style 27
3 Form and pattern in the Pastorals 37
4 Windsor-Forest, Britannia and river poetry 54
5 Faery lore and The Rape of the Lock 70
6 Timon's Villa and Chatsworth 85
7 A drama of mixed feelings: the Epistle to Arbuthnot 93
8 The name and nature of Dulness: proper nouns in The Dunciad 98
9 Pope and the social scene 129
10 Blacks and poetry and Pope 168
11 The case of Pope v. Curll 184
12 Pope and his subscribers 190
13 The Burlington circle in the provinces: Pope's Yorkshire friends 228
14 Pope and the antiquarians 240
Index 261
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