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Rape of the Lock
     

Rape of the Lock

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by Alexander Pope, Cynthia Wall (Editor)
 

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Tillotson's seminal edition includes comprehensive annotation, the 1712 version of the poem as well as the 1714 version, and a substantial amount of critical material in appendices. No student of Pope can afford to be without this classic edition

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Tillotson's seminal edition includes comprehensive annotation, the 1712 version of the poem as well as the 1714 version, and a substantial amount of critical material in appendices. No student of Pope can afford to be without this classic edition

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Reprints the text of Pope's classic poem, both the five-canto 1714 version and the facsimile of the original 1712 version, together with a broad selection of documents putting the poem in the social and historical context of Pope's 18th century. Selections include correspondence, poems, broadsides, reviews, and parodies. Documents focus on Pope's life and career as well as on 18th-century poetic traditions and innovations, social habits, historical events, and political implications. Includes a general introduction on historical and cultural background, a chronology of Pope's life, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, and b&w illustrations. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312127992
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 0.91(h) x 8.66(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Alexander Pope (1688–1744) is widely regarded as the greatest English poet of the early 18th century, best known for his satirical verse. His other works include The Dunciad (1728) and An Essay on Man (1734). Aubrey Beardsley is a noted illustrator. Sophie Gee is the author of The Scandal of the Season.

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