A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets selection of the works of Alexander Pope, the greatest English poet of his age.
After Shakespeare, Alexander Pope is the third-most-quoted poet in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations; he is the source of such immortal gems as “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,” “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,” and “To err is human, to forgive, divine.” Celebrated for his incisive satires, most famously “The Rape of the Lock” and “The Dunciad,” and for his philosophical verse, including the monumental “An Essay on Man,” Pope united irony and wit with deep insight into human nature. Furthermore, his moral vision clothed itself in unparalleled technical excellence; Pope perfected the form of the heroic couplet and gave us a translation of Homer that is a lasting work of art in its own right. This anthology presents a pocket-sized selection of the best work of this major poet.
Alexander Pope was born in 1688 in London, England. His father, a linen merchant, moved his family to Binfield in Windsor Forest after the Glorious Revolution of 1688, where Pope received little schooling, educating himself largely through reading. At the… More about Alexander Pope
Hardcover | $14.95
Published by Everyman’s Library Mar 27, 2018| 256 Pages| 4-1/8 x 6-1/4| ISBN 9781101908020