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Alexander Pope / Edition 1

Alexander Pope / Edition 1

by Paul Baines


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What can a study of Pope tell us about the eighteenth century?

Was Pope the poet of reason, or an anti-establishment prophet?

So many questions surround the key figures in the English literary canon, but most books focus on one aspect of an author's life or work, or limit themselves to a single critical approach, The Complete Critical Guide to Alexander Pope is part of a unique series of comprehensive, user-friendly introductions which:

offers basic information on an author's life, contexts, and works

outline the major critical issues surrounding the author's works, from the time they were written to the present

leave judgments up to you, by explaining the full range of often very difficult critical views and interpretations

offer guides to further reading in each area discussed.

This series has a broad focus but one very clear aim: to equip you with allthe knowledge you need to make your own new readings of crucial literary texts.

The Complete Critical Guides to English Literature abound in references to the cultural context of each work and to its past and present reception by the public. They take into account a plurality of critical perspectives: beyond mere information, they include a concise and stimulating presentation of the state of criticism nowadays (Professor D. M. Degrois, Universite de Paris III)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415202466
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/19/2001
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Paul Baines is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Liverpool.

Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface


Abbreviations and Referencing


Section 1: Life and Contexts

2. Work

3. Criticism



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