The Alexander Pope Encyclopedia by Pat RogersThe Alexander Pope Encyclopedia by Pat Rogers

The Alexander Pope Encyclopedia

byPat Rogers

Hardcover | March 31, 2004

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Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was the most important English poet of the 18th century, as well as an essayist, satirist, and critic. Many of his sayings are still quoted today. His Essay on Criticism shaped the aesthetic views of English Neoclassicism, while his Essay on Man reflected the moral views of the Enlightenment. He participated fully in the critical debates of his time and was one of the few poets who supported himself through his writing. This reference conveniently summarizes his life and works. Included are several-hundred alphabetically arranged entries on: Pope's works Subjects that interested him Historical events that impacted Pope's life and work Cultural terms and categories Key literary terms Pope's family members and acquaintances Major scholars and critics And various other topics related to his writings The entries reflect current scholarship and cite works for further reading. The encyclopedia also provides a chronology and concludes with a selected, general bibliography. Because of Pope's central importance to the Enlightenment, this book is also a useful companion to 18th-century literary and intellectual culture.
Title:The Alexander Pope EncyclopediaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 10.28 × 7.24 × 1.2 inPublished:March 31, 2004Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313324263

ISBN - 13:9780313324260

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?The Alexander Pope Encyclopedia will certainly become an essential reference work for scholars, and will also be useful for students seeking more detailed background information about Pope than is available in even the most fully annotated edition....[a]n immense achievement, and one that offers a distillation of Mr. Roger's years of carefully acquired knowledge. Scholars and students will find in it the background material to appreciate more fully the richness and the resonance of Pope's writing.??The Scriblerian