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Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)

Nationality: British Periods: British: 18th Century

Wrote “The Rape of the Lock”

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Collected Essays of Alexander Pope

The Dunciad

The Rape of the Lock: An Heroi-Comical Poem

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Criticism about Alexander Pope

This lengthy analysis of the author’s life and work includes sections on “Pope�s Literary Consciousness, and his attitude towards Contemporary Literature, “His early Life and Studies”, “Pope�s Workmanship and Style”, “His Homer” and “Pope�s Genius and Influence upon Literature.”
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: Edward Bensley
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume IX: English From Steele and Addison to Pope and Swift

Biographical sites about Alexander Pope

The Life of Pope
An extensive biography of poet Alexander Pope, taken from Johnson’s The Lives of the Poets. It is also available in an abridged version/
Contains: Full Bio
Author: Samuel Johnson
From: The Lives of the Poets Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1905
The Rape of the Lock Home Page
This site gives brief information about Pope’s life and has a lot of material on “The Rape of the Lock”. Many of the pages included in the site also featured in the IPL’s literary criticism collection.
Contains: Sketch, Timeline, Pictures, Commentary, Bibliography
Author: S. Constantine

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013