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.

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The Rape of the Lock

3.57 avg rating — 13,366 ratings — published 1717 — 148 editions
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An Essay On Criticism

3.76 avg rating — 1,143 ratings — published 1711 — 91 editions
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An Essay on Man

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3.68 avg rating — 1,485 ratings — published 1734 — 206 editions
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The Rape of the Lock and Ot...

3.63 avg rating — 845 ratings — published 1717 — 452 editions
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Eloisa to Abelard

4.21 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 1717 — 17 editions
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Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus

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3.61 avg rating — 349 ratings — published 1741 — 13 editions
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The Major Works

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3.87 avg rating — 290 ratings — published 1751 — 6 editions
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The Dunciad

3.47 avg rating — 278 ratings — published 1743 — 61 editions
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The Poems of Alexander Pope

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3.97 avg rating — 342 ratings — published 1744 — 190 editions
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Selected Poetry

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3.57 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 1954 — 19 editions
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