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The Poems of Alexander Pope (University Paperbacks)
The most complete and usable edition of Pope's poetry presenting the corpus of his poetry as printed in the Twickenham edition with Pope's own notes and a selection of the annotations in the other volumes of the Twickenham edition.
Paperback, 880 pages
Published January 1st 1966 by Methuen
(first published 1864)
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Mar 18, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A lot of people have no patience for Alexander Pope, but I think he was a delightful smart ass, and he is my favorite poet almost solely because of it. Also, I don't really like poets, so that might have something to do with it.
Jan 29, 2015 Alex Kartelias rated it liked it · review of another edition
I like his writing style, but too many of his poems are concerned with being witty and ostentatious. It seems he can't write a poem without having to make references to Greek/Roman mythology and without dedicating it to other poets and 'illustrious figures'. Both these qualities make him pompous and impure. I can't deny his Essay on Man was good -among others- but I excepted better after hearing so much about him.
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.More about Alexander Pope