Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Jen Blood
Dedicated to Discovering Great Fiction
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
Home About Us News Our Blog Our Catalog My Cart My Account Track Shippment Contact Us
  Our Catalog   Essays & Correspondence   Letters

Alexander Pope: Selected Letters


Free Shipping Included! Alexander Pope: Selected Letters by Alexander Pope at Jen Blood. MPN: frontispiece, 4 halftones. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Pope's letters are fascinating documents, apart from his importance as a poet. Highly revealing of his remarkable character--ambitious, dangerous,


Product Description

Pope's letters are fascinating documents, apart from his importance as a poet. Highly revealing of his remarkable character--ambitious, dangerous, trimming, ridiculous, intelligent, generous yet antagonistic--they also comprise a body of writing of extraordinary interest for an understanding of his times: its personalities, its plots, its tragedies and exiles, its loves, its scandals, the movement of its religious, political, and philosophical ideas, its sense of poetry, and its notions of poetic craft and genre. Moreover, Pope published a collection of his own letters: a selective and highly edited collection, in which (having retrieved the originals from some recipients) he revised their texts and on occasion claimed they had been written to other people. This came to light with the nineteenth-century discovery of transcripts of the original letters, made for Pope's correspondent Lord Caryll. Other letters preserved in the British Library's Homer MS are clearly ones the poet would not have chosen to keep, since he used their backs for drafts of his Iliad translation.

George Sherburn's scholarly five-volume Collected Correspondence (Oxford, 1956) is the necessary basis for any new edition. The collection presented here is in the first place a balanced and varied selection from Sherburn. Since 1956, however, many new letters have been discovered, and this volume includes most of them. Many are among Pope's best, though they have till now been scattered in learned journals.

This selection supplies an introduction, a commentary on each letter identifying allusions and quotations (with translations where necessary), and thematic and biographical indexes.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Oxford University Press
Brand:Alexander Pope
Part Number:frontispiece, 4 halftones
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Studio:Oxford University Press
MPN:frontispiece, 4 halftones
EAN:9780198185659
Item Weight:1.54 pounds
Item Size:1.3 x 8.4 x 8.4 inches
Package Weight:1.81 pounds
Package Size:5.75 x 1.34 x 1.34 inches

Alexander Pope: Selected Letters by Alexander Pope

Buy Now:
Alexander Pope: Selected Letters

Brand: Alexander Pope
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$240.00


Quantity:  

 


View More In Letters.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Alexander Pope, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


ean: 9780674526860, isbn: 0674526864,
Henry Adams' letters are among the best in the language. They are, in Alfred Kazin's words, "magnificent, his most spontaneous arid freest literary works." With the completion of this edition, they may well be judged his most significant achievement....

ean: 9780691156743, isbn: 0691156743,
A translation of selected non-English texts included in Volume 13 is available in paperback. Since this supplementary paperback includes only select portions of Volume 13, it is not recommended for purchase without the main volume.Every document in T...

ean: 9780521841665, isbn: 0521841666,
The Journal to Stella offers a detailed commentary on Swift's experiences in London in the last years of Queen Anne's reign, and substantial evidence of his evolving relationship with Esther Johnson, or Stella. This new edition seeks for the first ti...

mpn: frontispiece, halftones, ean: 9780198123217, isbn: 0198123213,
The Letters of Robert Burns is a complete revision of the earlier text established by J. De Lancey Ferguson. A number of new letters have been added and completed from manuscripts that have come to light since the Ferguson edition-there are letters ...

mpn: Illustrations, maps, ean: 9780866982443, isbn: 0866982442,

ean: 9781442648784, isbn: 1442648783,
Many of the letters in this volume, which covers the period August 1530 to March 1531, reflect Erasmus' anxieties over events at the Diet of Augsburg (June-November 1530), at which the first of many attempts to achieve a negotiated settlement of the ...

ean: 9781570032486, isbn: 1570032483,
The Contemplated Spouse gathers in a single volume the 272 extant letters written by Wallace Stevens to the woman with whom he shared his life, Elsie Viola Kachel. Written over the span of twenty-five years, the correspondence reflects Elsie's evolvi...

mpn: 16, ean: 9780801439797, isbn: 0801439795,
After considerable hesitation and soul-searching I have decided to publish the letters Dmitry Dmitriyevich Shostakovich wrote to me. This choice by the composer's close friend Isaak Glikman brought the tormented feelings of the musical genius into pu...

ean: 9780300211801, isbn: 0300211805,
The sixth volume of the personal correspondences of British literary giant T. S. Eliot The letters of T. S. Eliot collected in this sixth volume were written during the years the Nobel Prize–winning poet, playwright, critic, and essayist called, ...

ean: 9780226647241, isbn: 0226647242,
To the extent that she is popularly known, Katherine Parr (1512–48) is the woman who survived King Henry VIII as his sixth and last wife. She merits far greater recognition, however, on several other fronts. Fluent in French, Italian, and Latin, Pa...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2018 - jenblood.net. All Rights Reserved.