Alexander Pope


Born
in London, England
May 21, 1688

Died
May 30, 1744

Genre

Influences


Alexander Pope is generally regarded as the greatest English poet of the eighteenth century, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in the English language, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope was a master of the heroic couplet.

Average rating: 3.73 · 24,158 ratings · 765 reviews · 817 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Rape of the Lock

3.56 avg rating — 12,420 ratings — published 1717 — 94 editions
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An Essay on Criticism

3.77 avg rating — 1,052 ratings — published 1711 — 66 editions
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Essay on Man and Other Poems

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3.73 avg rating — 725 ratings — published 1969 — 41 editions
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The Rape of the Lock and Ot...

3.62 avg rating — 756 ratings — published 1717 — 15 editions
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An Essay on Man

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3.60 avg rating — 625 ratings — published 1734 — 94 editions
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Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus

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3.63 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 1741 — 13 editions
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Eloisa to Abelard

4.21 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 1717 — 15 editions
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The Major Works

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3.88 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 1751 — 6 editions
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The Dunciad

3.48 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 1743 — 36 editions
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The Poems of Alexander Pope

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“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
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