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The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope
     

The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

by Pat Rogers
 

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ISBN-10: 0521549442

ISBN-13: 9780521549448

Pub. Date: 11/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Alexander Pope was the greatest poet of his age and the dominant influence on eighteenth-century British poetry. His large oeuvre, written over a thirty-year period, encompasses satires, odes, and political verse and reflects the sexual, moral, and cultural issues of his time. This is the first overview to analyze the full range of Pope's work and to set it in its

Overview

Alexander Pope was the greatest poet of his age and the dominant influence on eighteenth-century British poetry. His large oeuvre, written over a thirty-year period, encompasses satires, odes, and political verse and reflects the sexual, moral, and cultural issues of his time. This is the first overview to analyze the full range of Pope's work and to set it in its historical and cultural context. This volume will be indispensable not only for students and scholars of Pope's work, but also for all those interested in the Augustan age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521549448
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations     vii
Notes on contributors     viii
List of abbreviations     xii
Alexander Pope chronology     xiii
Introduction   Pat Rogers     1
Pope, self, and world   Helen Deutsch     14
Pope's friends and enemies: fighting with shadows   David Nokes     25
Pope's versification and voice   John Sitter     37
Poetic spaces   Cynthia Wall     49
Pope's Homer and his poetic career   Steven Shankman     63
Pope and the classics   Howard D. Weinbrot     76
Pope and the Elizabethans   David Fairer     89
Pope in Arcadia: pastoral and its dissolution   Pat Rogers     105
Pope and ideology   Brian Young     118
Pope and the poetry of opposition   Howard Erskine-Hill     134
Crime and punishment   Paul Baines     150
Landscapes and estates   Malcolm Kelsall     161
Money   Catherine Ingrassia     175
Pope and the book trade   James McLaverty     186
Pope and gender   Valerie Rumbold     198
Medicine and the body   George Rousseau     210
Pope and the other   Laura Brown     222
Further reading     237
Index     247

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