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  • Alexander Pope
  • Selected Poems of Alexander Pope: Edited With an Introduction and Commentary (Classic Reprint) 

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    Genre:  Romane, Erzählungen, Gedichte 
    ISBN:  9780331922127 
    Verlag:  Forgotten Books 
    Einband:  Gebunden  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 13 mm 
    Gewicht:  367 gr 
    Seiten:  156 
    Zus. Info:  78:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Blue Cloth w/Jacket on White w/Gloss Lam 
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    Excerpt from Selected Poems of Alexander Pope: Edited With an Introduction and Commentary

    Alexander pope was born in London in 1688. His father, who was a linen-draper by trade, was the son of a clergyman of the Church of England, but had been converted in youth to Roman Catholicism. Not long after the poet's birth his father retired to Binfield in Windsor Forest. As a Roman Catholic the young Pope was debarred from entering Public School or University. He was educated privately by priests, but also read widely for himself, especially in the Latin, English, French and Italian poets. His health was severely injured, whether by illness or accident is not certain, at the age of twelve, and Pope grew up stunted in stature and with a spinal curvature which rendered him hunch-backed. His poetic talents appeared very early, and were encouraged by his father. While still a child he wrote a play based on Homer's Iliad, to be acted by himself and his companions. Some of the pieces printed among the Minor Poems at the end of the present selection date from his 'teens, while the Pastorals, his first published work, date from his sixteenth year. By this time Pope had already attracted the attention of several neighbouring gentry with literary tastes. Among these were the poet and critic Walsh (to whom the Pastorals were to be dedicated) and the old dramatist Wycherley.

    Pope's Pastorals, which had circulated in manuscript, came to the notice of the eminent London publisher and bookseller, Jacob Tonson, who printed them in his Miscellany for 1709. Pope now began to frequent London literary circles, and at first was drawn into that of Addison, whose meeting-place was Button's Coffee House. To this period belong such characteristic early poems as An Essay on Criticism (1711) and The Rape of the Lock Windsor Forest besides paying tribute to the countryside of Pope's boyhood, concluded with a passage prophesying a coming age ofpeace and prosperity as a result of the Peace of Utrecht, whereby Queen Anne's Tory ministry had ended the war with France. Addison and his friends were Whigs, but the sympathies of Pope, as a Roman Catholic, were inevitably with the Tories. It is not therefore surprising that he should move away from Addison's circle. He had already quarrelled with one of its members, Ambrose Philips, over the merits of their respective Pastorals.

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