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Alexander Pope : a life

Author: Maynard Mack
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press in association with W.W. Norton, New York, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Alexander Pope; Alexander Pope; Alexander Pope; Alexander Pope
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maynard Mack
ISBN: 0300033915 9780300033915
OCLC Number: 11726793
Description: xii, 975 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one: Beginnings, 1688--1708 --
A London childhood --
Lessons --
Traditions --
Preparations --
First heroes --
Part two: The road to fame, 1709--1720 --
First publications --
Deluding fancies, real discomforts --
New wine in old bottles and the discovery of envy --
"A few lasting dependable friendships" and a dream for England --
Solemnities and frivolities --
In the studio and on the town --
"Humour, wit, a native ease and grace" --
Insurrections large and small --
High life --
"This subtle thief of life, this paltry time" --
Part three: works and days, 1720--1733 --
Success and its rewards --
Embarrassments and griefs --
From Shakespeare to Swift --
Taking writing seriously --
A wider view --
The proper study --
Part four: "My countrys poet," 1733--1744 --
Personalities and politics --
A man of many moods --
The lady and the doctor --
A sense of autumn --
Country and court --
Open challenges --
Last heroes --
Last poems --
Death.
Responsibility: Maynard Mack.

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