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An essay on man by Alexander Pope( Book )
721 editions published between 1376 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,745 libraries worldwide
"Voltaire called it "the most sublime didactic poem ever written in any language." Rousseau rhapsodized about its intellectual consolations. Kant recited long passages of it from memory during his lectures. And Adam Smith and David Hume drew inspiration from it in their writings. This was Alexander Pope's Essay on Man (1733-34), a masterpiece of philosophical poetry, one of the most important and controversial works of the Enlightenment, and one of the most widely read, imitated, and discussed poems of eighteenth-century Europe and America. This volume, which presents the first major new edition of the poem in more than fifty years, introduces this essential work to a new generation of readers, recapturing the excitement and illuminating the debates it provoked from the moment of its publication. Echoing Milton's purpose in Paradise Lost, Pope says his aim in An Essay on Man is to "vindicate the ways of God to man"--To explain the existence of evil and explore man's place in the universe. In a comprehensive introduction, Tom Jones describes the poem as an investigation of the fundamental question of how people should behave in a world they experience as chaotic, but which they suspect to be orderly from some higher point of view. The introduction provides a thorough discussion of the poem's attitudes, themes, composition, context, and reception, and reassesses the work's place in history. Extensive annotations to the text explain references and allusions. The result is the most accessible, informative, and reader-friendly edition of the poem in decades and an invaluable book for students and scholars of eighteenth-century literature and thought."--
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )
333 editions published between 1725 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,147 libraries worldwide
A poem recounting the trials of Odysseus as he travels for 10 years to return home after the ten year war whose events were told in the Iliad
The rape observ'd : an edition of Alexander Pope's poem The rape of the lock, illustrated by means of numerous pictures, from contemporary sources, of the people, places, and things mentioned, with an introduction and notes by Alexander Pope( Book )
325 editions published between 1722 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,579 libraries worldwide
The poem satirises a petty squabble by comparing it to the epic world of the gods. It was based on an incident recounted by Pope's friend, John Caryll. Arabella Fermor and her suitor, Lord Petre, were both from aristocratic Catholic families at a period in England when Catholicism was legally proscribed. Petre, lusting after Arabella, had cut off a lock of her hair without permission, and the consequent argument had created a breach between the two families. Pope wrote the poem at the request of friends in an attempt to "comically merge the two." He utilised the character Belinda to represent Arabella and introduced an entire system of "sylphs," or guardian spirits of virgins, a parodic version of the gods and goddesses of conventional epic. -- Wikipedia
An essay on man : in four epistles to H. St. John, Lord Bolingbroke : to which is added, the universal prayer by Alexander Pope( Book )
119 editions published between 1788 and 1852 in English and held by 1,797 libraries worldwide
Poems by Alexander Pope( Book )
76 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 1,392 libraries worldwide
This presentation of Pope's poems, excluding only his translations of Homer, is the only one-volume edition that can lay claim to completeness and accuracy of text. It presents the corpus of Pope's poetry as printed in the highly praised Twickenham Edition, except for the 1712 version of The Rape of the Lock and other early versions of phrases preserved in the critical apparatus of the six-volume work. Pope's notes to his poems are included, as well as a generous selection of the copious annotation in the Twickenham text. This reduced version of the unsurpassed standard edition of Pope -- one of the great achievements of modern English scholarship -- will be essential to both students and scholars. The publishers are surely right in claiming that this should for long remain the standard one-volume edition of Pope's poems. The Twickenham edition, now pausing for breath before plunging into the Homer translations, has been a splendid achievement, and Professor Butt's distillation of the long labors of his fellow editors is most commendable. - Back cover
Poetical works by Alexander Pope( Book )
43 editions published between 1903 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
The complete poetical works of Alexander Pope by Alexander Pope( Book )
14 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 1,177 libraries worldwide
This collection includes Pope's poems, translations of Ovid and Homer, An Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock, An Essay on Man, and his Moral Essays. Alexander Pope - Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 - 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the second-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare
The poetical works of Alexander Pope by Alexander Pope( Book )
245 editions published between 1716 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
This is the second in a multi-volume series containing all of Alexander Pope's poetical works. This volume includes "An Essay on Man," Pope's moral essays, the imitated satires and epistles of Horace and several other works
Selected poetry & prose by Alexander Pope( Book )
39 editions published between 1951 and 1994 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of the extraordinary life, works, and discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus by Alexander Pope( Book )
63 editions published between 1741 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
"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
An essay on criticism by Alexander Pope( Book )
202 editions published between 1711 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 709 libraries worldwide
With an elaborate introductory study
Alexander Pope by Bonamy Dobrée( Book )
26 editions published between 1900 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 libraries worldwide
A biographical and critical study. From a life so crammed with incident, Mr. Dobrée has chosen those facts which seem most to bear on the poet's development in life through art
An essay on man address'd to a friend. Part I by Alexander Pope( Book )
89 editions published between 1733 and 1734 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
The rape of the lock an heroi-comical poem. In five canto's by Alexander Pope( Book )
80 editions published between 1714 and 1723 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Of the use of riches, an epistle to the Right Honorable Allen lord Bathurst by Alexander Pope( Book )
80 editions published between 1732 and 2011 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
The works of Mr. Alexander Pope by Alexander Pope( Book )
75 editions published between 1717 and 1976 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
An essay on man by Alexander Pope( Book )
123 editions published between 1745 and 1755 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 libraries worldwide
"The Science of Human Nature is, like all other Sciences, reduced to a few, clear points; There are not many certain Truths in this World. It is therefore in the Anatomy of the Mind, as in that of the Body, more Good will accrue to mankind by attending to the large, open, and perceptible parts, than by studying too much such finer nerves and vessels as will for ever escape our observation. The Essay on Man, to use the Author's own words, is a perfect system of ethics, in which definition he included religion. hence it is that the first Epistle regards man with respect to the Lord and governor of the universe; as the second, with respect to himself; the third, to society, and the fourth to happiness. Having therefore formed and finished his Essay in this view, he was much mortified whenever he found it considered in any other; or as a part and introduction only to a larger work. Concerning the universal prayer, which concludes the Essay, the author composed that prayer as the sum of all, to show that his system was founded in free will and terminated in piety. This edition includes numerous responses and answers to Pope's Essay on man"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
An essay on man by Alexander Pope( Book )
93 editions published between 1745 and 1777 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 libraries worldwide
The Iliad of Homer by Homer( Book )
57 editions published between 1763 and 1792 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Alexander Pope and the traditions of formal verse satire by Howard D Weinbrot( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 12 libraries worldwide
 
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Aleksandar Poup
Aleksanderis Poupas
Aleksandr Pop
Aleksandrs Poups 18. gadsimta angļu dzejnieks un tulkotājs
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope Brits auteur
Alexander Pope englischer Dichter, Übersetzer und Schriftsteller
Alexander Pope Penyajak Inggeris
Alexander Pope poeta angielski
Alexander Pope poeta inglese
Alexander Pope poète anglais
Baker, J. 1688-1744
Barnivelt, Esdras 1688-1744
Hackney, Iscariot 1688-1744
Hacney Iscariot 1688-1744
Pop, Alexander 1688-1744
Pope.
Pope 1688-1744
Pope, A.
Pope A. 1688-1744
Pope, Al 1688-1744
Pope Alessandro 1688-1744
Pope, Alexander
Pope, Alexander, I
Pope Alexandre 1688-1744
Pope the Poet
Popiĭ, Aleksandr 1688-1744
Poup, Aleksandr 1688-1744
Scribler, Martin.
Scribler, Martin 1688-1744
Scriblerus 1688-1744
Scriblerus, Martinus.
Scriblerus, Martinus 1688-1744
The select poetical works of Alexander Pope, 1848
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Александар Поуп
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Александър Поуп
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Поп А. 1688-1744
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אלכסנדר פופ
פופ, אלכסנדר 1688-1744
ألكسندر بوب
الکساندر پوپ
الیگزنڈر پوپ
ئەلێکسەندەر پۆپ
अलेक्ज़ंडर पोप
अलेक्झांडर पोप
আলেকজান্ডার পোপ
ਐਲੈਗਜ਼ੈਂਡਰ ਪੋਪ
அலெக்சான்டர் போப்
అలెగ్జాండర్ పోప్
ಅಲೆಕ್ಸಾಂಡರ್ ಪೋಪ್
അലക്സാണ്ടർ പോപ്പ്
알렉산더 포프
포프, 알렉산더 1688-1744
アレキサンダー・ポープ
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ポウプ, アレグザンダー
ポープ, アレグザンダー
亚历山大·蒲柏
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English (2,828)
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Italian (52)
German (43)
Multiple languages (23)
Latin (17)
Swedish (12)
Dutch (5)
Russian (4)
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