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by Cynthia Wall,Alexander Pope

eBook The Rape of the Lock (Bedford Cultural Editions) epub
  • ISBN: 0312115695
  • Author: Cynthia Wall,Alexander Pope
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; First Edition edition (December 15, 1997)
  • Pages: 442 pages
  • ePUB size: 1519 kb
  • FB2 size 1394 kb
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The Rape of the Lock (Paperback).

ISBN: 0312115695 (ISBN13: 9780312115692). The Rape of the Lock (Paperback). Published June 1st 1968 by Dover Publications.

by Alexander Pope, Cynthia Wall, Janet E. Gardner. ISBN 9780312445157 (978-0-312-44515-7) Softcover, Bedford/St.

Pope boasted that the poem sold more than three thousand copies in its first four days. The poem satirises a minor incident by comparing it to the epic world of the gods

Pope boasted that the poem sold more than three thousand copies in its first four days. The poem satirises a minor incident by comparing it to the epic world of the gods. It was based on an actual incident recounted by Pope's friend, John Caryll.

The Rape of the Lock is a mock-heroic narrative poem written by Alexander Pope. Pope boasted that this sold more than three thousand copies in its first four days.

Pope makes fun of Belinda by telling us that, when she wakes up, her eyes first open on a. .

Pope makes fun of Belinda by telling us that, when she wakes up, her eyes first open on a love letter in which letter writer has spoken of "wounds, charms, and ardors", the poet laughs at the conventional vocabulary of those love letters. The poet ridicules women's excessive attention to self-decoration. Cite this Page! Sharma, . The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope: Summary.

The acknowledged master of the heroic couplet and one of the primary tastemakers of the Augustan age, Alexander Pope was a central figure in the Neoclassical movement of the early 18th century

Epistles to Several Persons: Epistle IV. By Alexander Pope. Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot. The acknowledged master of the heroic couplet and one of the primary tastemakers of the Augustan age, Alexander Pope was a central figure in the Neoclassical movement of the early 18th century.

Though never especially religious himself, the poet remained loyal to the family faith, even when conversion to the Church of England would have brought social and political rewards. In childhood he contracted tuberculosis of the spine, which left.

Cynthia Sundberg Wall, Cynthia Wall, Alexander Pope. Published by Bedford/St. Need help ASAP? We have you covered with 24/7 instant online tutoring. Connect with one of our Classics tutors now. ABOUT CHEGG.

Cynthia Wall is Professor of English at the University of Virginia

Cynthia Wall is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She is the author of The Prose of Things: Transformations of Description in the Eighteenth Century (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2006; Honorable Mention, James Russell Lowell Award) and The Literary and Cultural Spaces of Restoration London (Cambridge Univ.

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.
Comments: (4)
Faulkree
I read this for my English class, I'll admit. It was a fun read, but not much substance to it, as Pope wrote it after being paid to document the true tale of two rival families, and meant this story to be a satire on the situation, and couldn't help but poke fun and add a lot of classical mythology to try and make up for the lack of a real story.
Ricep
My version of the poem had a great introduction which explained what inspired the poem, which was a huge bonus for me! Alexander Pope's poem however was easy enough for me to understand, which I greatly appreciate. I particularly loved the description of the women being dressed at the end of the first canto. There was something so profound in the statement that the women take praise for looking good when it isn't them that look good - it was those that dressed them. Granted, I suspect that most women don't have someone dressing them these days; however, today women are so covered in makeup, and with the prevalence of plastic surgery and botox, I'm not sure that we really are making ourselves look good anymore, it's something else.

Regardless, the poem was actually quite wonderful. Funny, quirky, and clever - overall I loved it! It amused me how he instilled this sense of impending doom and horror into a comedic poem about a woman's hair being cut off as a prank at a party. Knowing the back-story was tremendously helpful in this regard, it I had not known that it was written in response to a prank played at a party, I would have greatly misunderstood the poem.
Gribandis
This review should be taken seriously considering I didn't really like "The Rape of the Lock" and still give this book 5 stars!
"History is not a vacuum," one of my university history professors always told us. Neither is literature for that matter! This book examines the mock-epic poem "Rape of the Lock" in its social, literary, and historical contexts. The poem takes up a small portion of the book, and the rest is made up of diary entries, letters, essays, newspapers, etc. that help to explain the culture surrounding Pope. The city of London, clothes, card games, coffee, makeup, social norms, and countless other things are discussed in very readable and enjoyable ways in order to make "The Rape of the Lock" truly come alive.
GYBYXOH
This is a highly intelligent book on one of the finest poems by the eighteenth century's most celebrated poet. Brilliantly written with wit, style, and a flair for interesting detail, Wall's book includes textual information and a wealth of carefully selected secondary material that makes this "one-stop shopping" for anyone interested in the work or indeed in the period. Because of its combination of lively writing and scholarly erudition, I would recommend Wall's book for a wide variety of interest and knowledge levels. Wonderful Bedford series idea and terrific book.
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