Like all great Epicists before him, Pope captured the spirit of his age, but in this case, instead of capturing it in a broad net of climactic action, beautiful language, and political posturing, he speared it with an acerbic tongue. Editor s : Erskine-Hill, Howard; Damrosch, Leo. One of the reasons that this was a slow century for literature was that it was a century obsessed with the superficial. From United Kingdom to U. John Caryll had suggested to Pope that he write a poem about the incident in which Lord Petre had cut off a lock of Arabella Fermor's hair.
However, she discards it as casual dream. With Gnomes, Elves, Angles, Sylphs, lovely metaphors and the like, these verses take us to a magical world of courtship, ball games and flirting. Front and rear boards are slightly bowed with light edge wear. About this Item: Dover Publications. The poem is perhaps the most outstanding example in the English language of the genre of mock-epic.
She teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on eighteenth-century literature from Milton to Jane Austen, as well as on the history of satire. First complete edition and first separate publication of Pope's mock-heroic masterpiece; the 1st edition to contain all five cantos of the poem. A lovely copy, beautifully bound in full morocco by Lloyd and Wallis. In the Key Pope exposes his own poem as a dangerous political allegory Belinda represents Great Britain, the Lock represents the Barrier Treaty. Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request. From Canada to United Kingdom About this Item: Printed for Bernard Lintott, at the Cross-Keys in Fleetstreet, 1714; Printed for J. Insel verlag Leipzig Wohl 1910-20 ohne jahresangabe und auflage, englischsprachig, Insel Leipzig.
Then grave Clarissa graceful wav'd her Fan; Silence ensu'd, and thus the Nymph began. The epic had long been considered one of the most serious of literary forms; it had been applied, in the classical period, to the lofty subject matter of love and war, and, more recently, by Milton, to the intricacies of the Christian faith. This, the blest Lover shall for Venus take, And send up Vows from Rosamonda's Lake. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and minor bumps to corners.
Not fierce Othello in so loud a Strain Roar'd for the Handkerchief that caus'd his Pain. First of all, the grammar you must change; The normal order of words, you rearrange. His epic was a small one, but just as Milton reinvented the genre by replacing the hero with the villain, Pope revolutionized the genre by replacing the epic with the everyday. It can be all summed up in one word: play! It was a bad choice. Before writing The Scandal of the Season Sophie published academic essays on Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift and others, as well as articles and book reviews of general interest both in Australia and America.
Ships same day or next business day! The Dunciad certainly has a similar bent, but is too historo-specific to really have the same effect, so 'The Rape of The Lock' is probably the best work of the best British poet of the Eighteenth. Octavo, contemporary paneled calf rebacked. The political facets of the poem, parts only of the total multi-faceted effect, have recently come more into the light, so that the work has its own angle on historical change. Some light marginal worming, light occasional dampstaining not affecting Pope's verses. See fierce Belinda on the Baron flies, With more than usual Lightning in her Eyes; Nor fear'd the Chief th' unequal Fight to try, Who sought no more than on his Foe to die.
From the library of Alfonso A. So hear me now; to me bend your ear— The ideal pupil makes his mind a mirror. A good tight copy of The Rape of the Lock, with gilt page edges and red cloth boards embossed with a design by Aubrey Beardsley. I felt passive entertainment rather than the proactive proclamation of injustice or ignorance presented. About this Item: Dover Publications, 1968. This the Beau-monde shall from the Mall survey, And hail with Musick its propitious Ray. Within United Kingdom About this Item: University Tutorial Press, 1905.
Alexander Pope's friend John Caryll suggest that Pope write a humorous poem about the event, in the hope that it would help everyone involved to lighten up. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. 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. Alexander Pope's friend John Caryll suggest that Pope write a humorous poem about the event, in the hope that it would help everyone involved to lighten up. Author name Role Type of author Work? His satirical style is brilliant and exemplified in many of his poems.
Pope went on to translate the works of Homer and produce The Dunciad and An Essay on Man. There Heroe's Wits are kept in pondrous Vases, And Beau's in Snuff-boxes and Tweezer-Cases. Lady Galadriel was not so picky when she gave three locks off her hair to Gimli, in Tolkien's fantasy epic. The result of this lack of decorum was a rift between the two families as the Fermor family felt slighted. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. If you are a couplet lover then this exquisite poem will be ideal for you.