BN.com Gift Guide

The Enduring Legacy: Alexander Pope Tercentenary Essays

Overview

Originally published in 1988, this Anglo-American collaborative volume, which appeared during the 300th anniversary of Alexander Pope's birth in 1688, brings together contributions from a large number of the most outstanding scholars in the field of Pope studies. It is a comprehensive collective survey of the poet's life and work. The essays centre on his poetry, while his life and reputation, his translations and relation to the classical world, and his attitudes to women are also discussed. There is a section ...

See more details below
Paperback (Reissue)
$42.35
BN.com price
(Save 3%)$44.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $30.81   
  • New (4) from $30.81   
  • Used (1) from $60.86   
Sending request ...

Overview

Originally published in 1988, this Anglo-American collaborative volume, which appeared during the 300th anniversary of Alexander Pope's birth in 1688, brings together contributions from a large number of the most outstanding scholars in the field of Pope studies. It is a comprehensive collective survey of the poet's life and work. The essays centre on his poetry, while his life and reputation, his translations and relation to the classical world, and his attitudes to women are also discussed. There is a section on landscape gardening and the villa at Twickenham, and another on Pope and posterity. A diversity of approaches is represented, but with recurrent themes and a general awareness of Pope's place in the contemporary literary context. A major landmark in Pope studies, this book provided a well-judged assessment, while affirming and extending the poet's standing.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521180856
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/17/2011
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; Notes on contributors; Preface; Abbreviations; Part I. The Rape of the Lock: 1. Virgins visited by angel powers: The Rape of the Lock, platonick love, sylphs and some mysticks Partrica Brückmann; 2. The Rape of the Lock and the contexts of warfare Howard D. Weinbrot; Part II. Pope and Women: 3. 'Dipt in the rainbow': Pope on women Felicity Rosslyn; 4. Engendering the reader: 'Wit and Poetry and Pope' once more Penelope Wilson; Part III. An Essay on Man: 5. Pope on the origins of society Howard Erskine-Hill; 6. Pope and the arts of pleasure David B. Morris; Part IV. Landscape Gardening and the Villa at Twickenham: 7. Pope, Kent and 'Palladian' gardening John Dixon Hunt; 8. The iconography of Pope's villa: images of poetic fame Morris R. Brownell; Part V. Pope and Translation and Criticism: 9. Moving cities: Pope as translator and transposer A. D. Nuttall; 10. The genius of Pope's genius: criticism and the text(s) Wallace Jackson; Part VI. Pope and Posterity: 11. 'Wholesome country air': Pope, Pushkin and other Pat Rogers; 12. Pope and the tradition in modern humanistic education: '… in the pale of Words till death' G. S. Rousseau; 13. An anatomy of Pope-bashing Donald Greene; Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)