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Oxford Student Texts: Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock (Oxford Student Texts)

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Each book in this established series contains the full and complete text, and is designed to motivate and encourage students who may be writing on these challenging writers for the first time. It contains useful notes to add depth and knowledge to students' understanding, comments to explain literacy and historical allusions, tasks to help students explore themes and issue ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 25th 2008 by Oxford University Press (first published July 25th 2007)
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Simon Gibson
Feb 01, 2015 Simon Gibson rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Students Studying Mock Epic
Recommended to Simon by: A Level Course
I am not a fan of poetry, but Pope could turn me into one with this. Again, this was one of my A Level texts, but I'm glad it was as it would probably have been the only way I'd have found this poem. Pope offers a really humorous piece of satire towards the upper classes, with his allusions to epic literature adding a really comic tone that makes the lengthy read enjoyable and seem less dragged out. Researching this for A Level has been really interesting and this particular copy has been really ...more
David
Jun 25, 2012 David rated it liked it
I prefer my mock epics to be heavier on action as opposed to description, but some very clever stuff here
Charles
Nov 27, 2008 Charles rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all wits & those at wits' end
Recommended to Charles by: probably a high school teacher long ago
terrific edition with lots of useful commentary & context
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