Alexander Pope / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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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)
About the Author
Paul Baines is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Liverpool.
Table of ContentsSeries Editors' Preface
Abbreviations and Referencing
Section 1: Life and Contexts