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Alexander Pope


Born
in London, England
May 21, 1688

Died
May 30, 1744

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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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An Essay On Criticism

3.76 avg rating — 1,271 ratings — published 1711 — 111 editions
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3.62 avg rating — 809 ratings — published 1717 — 477 editions
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Eloisa to Abelard

4.23 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 1717 — 18 editions
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Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus

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3.60 avg rating — 364 ratings — published 1741 — 12 editions
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The Major Works

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3.86 avg rating — 309 ratings — published 1751 — 6 editions
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The Poems of Alexander Pope

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4.02 avg rating — 280 ratings — published 1744 — 224 editions
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The Dunciad

3.42 avg rating — 315 ratings — published 1743 — 64 editions
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Selected Poetry

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

“To err is human, to forgive, divine.”
Alexander Pope, An Essay On Criticism

“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d”
Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard

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