Pope, Print, and Meaning

Pope, Print, and Meaning

by James McLaverty, J. McLaverty
     
 


Pope's fascination with print--with annotations, illustrations, parallel texts, title-pages, revisions-- shapes this reading of his work. The book offers fresh insights into Pope's self-presentation and his relation to his readers: he emerges as a figure marginalized socially, politically, and sexually, who gambles with his private life in confronting his… See more details below

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Pope's fascination with print--with annotations, illustrations, parallel texts, title-pages, revisions-- shapes this reading of his work. The book offers fresh insights into Pope's self-presentation and his relation to his readers: he emerges as a figure marginalized socially, politically, and sexually, who gambles with his private life in confronting his opponents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184973
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Short Titles
1Introduction1
2The Rape of the Lock: From Miscellany Endpiece to Illustrated Independence14
3The Works of 1717: Building a Monument46
4The Dunciad Variorum: The Limits of Dialogue82
5An Essay on Man and Harte's An Essay on Reason: Title Pages and Implied Authorship107
6The First and Second Satires of the Second Book of Horace (1733-1734): Parallel Texts142
7To Arbuthnot and Sober Advice: Textual Variation, Sexuality, and the Public Sphere175
8The Works of 1735-1736: Pope's Notes209
Works Cited242
Index251

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