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Alexander Pope : A Literary Life - Felicity Rosslyn

Alexander Pope

A Literary Life

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Published: 23rd February 1990
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This is a lively and authoritative guide to the life Pope called 'a warfare upon earth'. Dr Rosslyn gives a sympathetic portrait of the poet who overcame the obscurity of his origins and the embarrassment of his deformity to become the uncrowned laureate of his age - and also make the largest literary fortune since Shakespeare's. She describes the mixture of passion and pragmatism that created poetry out of a legion of enemies (and a wide circle of distinguished friends), and pays tribute to the professionalism of a poet who thought no sacrifice too great for his art.

Preface - Chronological Table - Introduction - Early Life and Juvenilia - Out in the World - Making it New - Rewards of Fame and its Hazards - Reforming the Mind - Virtue and her Friends - The Progress of Dulness - Conclusion - Appendix - Footnotes - Further Reading - Index

ISBN: 9780333426913
ISBN-10: 0333426916
Series: Literary Life
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 23rd February 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 18