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Memoirs of the extraordinary life, works and discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus

Author: Alexander Pope; John Arbuthnot
Publisher: London : Hesperus, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this merciless attack on eighteenth-century society, Alexander Pope expertly satirses the blind reliance on false learning that was then so prevalent. By taking one ambitious father and his determination to do everything in his power to produce a child of genius, Pope exposes the true folly of the men of his age and their absurd veneration of the ancients. And as this hallowed child grows into a man, it becomes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Pope; John Arbuthnot
ISBN: 1843910012 9781843910015
OCLC Number: 49736718
Description: x, 101 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus
Alexander Pope Scriblerus
Responsibility: Alexander Pope and John Arbuthonot.
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"In this merciless attack on eighteenth-century society, Alexander Pope expertly satirses the blind reliance on false learning that was then so prevalent. By taking one ambitious father and his determination to do everything in his power to produce a child of genius, Pope exposes the true folly of the men of his age and their absurd veneration of the ancients. And as this hallowed child grows into a man, it becomes clear that instead of being the scholar his father so desired, he is simply the inevitable offspring of a laughable generation of pseudo-intellecturals and literati"--Cover.

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