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978-0-312-11569-2 / 0312115695

The Rape of the Lock (Bedford Cultural Editions)

by Pope, Alexander

Publisher:Bedford/St. Martin's

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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This edition reprints the text of Pope's classic poem  both the five-canto 1714 version and the facsimilie of the original 1712 version  together with a broad selection of documents. Including correspondence, poems, broadsides, reviews, and parodies, the documents focus special attention on Pope's life and career as well as on eighteenth-century poetic traditions and innovations, social habits and assumptions, historical events, and political implications. A general introduction providing historical and cultural background, a chronology of Pope's life and times, an introduction to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a selected bibliography, and a generous collection of maps, portraits, and illustrations make this volume a unique scholarly edition of this classic work of eighteenth-century literature.

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