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Alexander Pope : selected letters

Author: Alexander Pope; Howard Erskine-Hill
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pope's letters are fascinating documents, apart from his importance as a poet. Highly revealing of his character - they also comprise a body of writing of interest for an understanding of his times: its personalities, its plots, its tragedies and exiles, its loves, its scandals, the movement of its religious, political, and philosophical ideas, its sense of poetry, and its notions of poetic craft and genre."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Named Person: Alexander Pope; Alexander Pope; Alexander Pope
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Pope; Howard Erskine-Hill
ISBN: 0198185650 9780198185659
OCLC Number: 43167990
Description: xxv, 405 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; Note on the Text ; LETTERS ; Biographical Index ; Analytical Index
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Alexander Pope--selected letters
Responsibility: edited by Howard Erskine-Hill.
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Alexander Pope's letters are fascinating documents, revealing his remarkable character. This selection of his letters comprises a body of writing of interest for an understanding of his times, its  Read more...

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