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Table of Contents

Introduction. Section 1: Life and Contexts; A Catholic Childhood; Forest Retreats; Literary London; Kings and Queens; Scriblerus; Epic Intent; Booksellers and Ladies; Works and Days; Twickenham; Shakespeare; Epic of Fleet Street; System and Satire; Horace; Letters; Laureate in Opposition; One Mighty Dunciad; The End Section 2: An Essay on Criticism; Forest Windsor; The Rape of the Lock; Eloisa to Abelard; Essay on Man; Epistles to Several Persons; Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot; Imitations of Horace; The Dunciad; Further Reading Section 3: Criticism; Pope and Poetry; Pope and Politics; Pope, Gender and Body; Pope in Print and Manuscript Further Reading Chronology Bibliography

About the Author

Paul Baines is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Liverpool.


"A series on which Routledge is to be congratulated."
-Amy Freeman, University of Washington, for Contemporary Review
"This series offers a powerful and timely synthesis of literary history and close reading informed by up-to-date scholarship and contemporary theory: concise and remarkably comprehensive introductions to the life, work and criticism of specific writers."
-Professor Rob Pope, Department of English Studies, Oxford Brookes University.
""The Complete Critical Guides to English Literature abound in references to the cultural context of each work and to its past and present reception by the public. They take into account a plurality of critical perspectives: beyond mere information, they include a concise and stimulating presentation of the state of criticism nowadays."
-Professor D. M. Degrois, Universite de Paris III

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