ALEXANDER POPE (1688 - 1744)



  • Anthologies:

    • Iliad of Homer.  Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1996.

    • Poetry and Prose of Alexander Pope.  Ed. Aubrey Williams.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969.

    • Poetical Works.  Ed. Herbert DavisOxford: OUP, 1966.  Rev. Ed. 1978.

    • Poems of Alexander Pope, A One-Volume Edition of the Twickenham Text with Selected Annotations.  Ed. John Butt.  New Haven: Yale UP, 1963.

    • Correspondence.  Ed. George Sherburn.  Oxford: OUP, 1956.

    • Twickenham Edition of the Poems of Alexander Pope.  11 Vols.  London: Methuen, 1938-68.

  • Edited Works:

    • Shakespeare’s Plays.  6 Vols.  1725.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • The Dunciad in Four Books.  1743.

    • The New Dunciad [Bk. IV of The Dunciad].  1742.

    • Imitations of Horace: Epistle I, i.  1738.

    • Imitations of Horace: Epistle I, vi.  1738.

    • Imitations of Horace: Epistle II, ii.  1737.

    • Imitations of Horace: Epistle II, i.  1737.

    • An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot.  1735.

    • Epistle to a Lady.  1735.

    • Epistle to Cobham.  1734.

    • An Essay on Man: Epistle IV.  1734.

    • Imitations of Horace: Satire II,ii.  1734.

    • Epistle to Bathurst.  1733.

    • Imitations of Horace: Satire II, i.  1733.

    • An Essay on Man: Epistles I, II, III.  1733.

    • Miscellanies IV.  By Pope and Swift.  1732.

    • Epistle to Burlington.  1731.

    • The Dunciad [Variorum edition].  1729.

    • The Dunciad [in three books].  1728.

    • Miscellanies III.  By Pope and Swift.  1728.

    • Miscellanies I and II.  By Pope and Swift.  1727.

    • Odyssey IV and V.  1726.

    • Odyssey I, II, and III.  1725.

    • Iliad V and VI [Bks. XVII - XXIV].  1720.

    • Iliad IV [Bks. XIII - XV].  1718.

    • Eloisa to Alberlard.  1717.

    • Iliad III [Bks. IX - XII].  1717.

    • Iliad II [Bks. V - VIII].  1716.

    • Iliad I [Bks. I - IV; translation of Homer].  1715.

    • The Rape of the Lock: an Heroi-Comical Poem [expanded 5 canto version].  1714.

    • Windsor Forest.  1713.

    • The Rape of the Lock [2 canto version].  1712. 

    • Essay on Criticism.  1711.

      • Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  Ed. Vincent Leitch.  New York: Norton, 2001.  441-457.
      • The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends.  Ed. David H. Richter.  Boston: Bedford, 1998.  208-217.
      • Criticism: the Major Statements.  New York: St. Martin's, 1980.
      •  3rd Ed. edited by Charles Kaplan and William Anderson, 1991.  200-219.
      • Critical Theory Since Plato.  Ed. Hazard Adams.  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1971.  274-282.
    • Pastorals.  1709. 




  • Anthologies:

    • Bateson, F. W., et al., eds.  Alexander Pope.  Harmondsworth: Penguin, .

    • Fairer, David, ed.  Pope: New Contexts

    • Hammond, Brean, ed.  Pope

    • Hunt, John, ed.  Alexander Pope: the Rape of the Lock

    • Mack, Maynard, ed.  Essential Articles: Alexander Pope

    • Mack, Maynard, et al., eds.  Pope: Recent Essays by Several Hands

    • Nicholson, Colin, ed.  Alexander Pope: Essays for the Tercentenary

    • O’Neil, Judith, ed.  Critics on Pope

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Ault, Norman.  New Light on Pope

    • Brower, Reuben.  Alexander Pope: the Poetry of Allusion

    • Brown, Laura.  Alexander Pope

    • Butt, John.  “The Man and the Poet.”  Critics on Pope

    • Damrosch, Leopold.  The Imaginative World of Alexander Pope

    • Edwards, T. R.  The Dark Estate: a Reading of Pope

    • Fairer, David.  The Poetry of Alexander Pope

    • Fairer, David.  Pope’s Imagination

    • Goldberg, S. L.  “Alexander Pope: the Creative Poet.”  Critics on Pope

    • Gordon, Ian.  A Preface to Pope

    • Griffin, Dustin.  Alexander Pope: the Poet in the Poems

    • Gurr, Elizabeth.  Pope.

    • Harland, Richard.  "French Neoclassical Theory (Boileau, Bouhors, Rapin, [Pope, Johnson])."  Literary Theory from Plato to Barthes.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999.  41-45.

    • Jack, Ian.  Augustan Satire, 1660-1750

    • Johnson, Samuel.  “The Life of Pope.” 

    • Leavis, F. R.  Revaluation: Tradition and Development in English Poetry.

    • Leranbaum, Miriam.  Alexander Pope’s ‘Opus Magnum,’ 1729-1744

    • Mack, Maynard.  Alexander Pope: a Life.  New York: Norton, 1985.

    • Mack, Maynard.  The Garden and the City: Retirement and Politics in the Later Poetry of Pope

    • Mack, Maynard.  “The Muse of Satire.”  Critics on Pope

    • Mack, Maynard.  “Wit and Poetry and Pope: Some Observations on his Imagery.”  Eighteenth Century English Literature: Modern Essays in Criticism.  Ed. James Clifford. 

    • Morris, David.  Alexander Pope: the Genius of Sense

    • Parkin, Rebecca.  The Poetic Workmanship of Alexander Pope

    • Pollack, Ellen.  The Poetics of Sexual Myth: Gender and Ideology in the Verse of Swift and Pope.  

    • Quennell, Peter.  Alexander Pope

    • Rogers, Pat.  Essays on Pope

    • Rumbold, Valerie.  Women’s Place in Pope’s World

    • Stack, Frank.  Pope and Horace: Studies in Imitation

    • Thomas, Claudia.  Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth Century Women Readers

    • Tillotson, Geoffrey.  On the Poetry of Pope.  Oxford: OUP, 1938.

    • Tillotson, Geoffrey.  Pope and Human Nature

    • Warren, Austin.  Alexander Pope as Critic and Humanist

    • Wimsatt, William, and Cleanth Brooks.  "Rhetoric and Neo-Classic Wit."  Literary Criticism: a Short History.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957.  221-251.




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