The Rape of the Lock, and Other Poems

By: Alexander Pope
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Rape of the Lock, and Other Poems" by Alexander Pope is a masterful blend of satire, mock-epic, and social commentary within the neoclassical tradition of belles lettres. Written during the Restoration literature period, Pope's work reflects the Enlightenment ideals while critiquing the follies of the aristocracy and their vanity. Through the lens of femininity and courtship, Pope employs wit and parody to expose the frivolity of high society, creating an allegorical narrative that resonates with timeless themes. Within this satirical framework, Pope meticulously crafts a mock-epic tale revolving around the trivial incident of a stolen lock of hair, magnifying it into a grandiose conflict that serves as a commentary on the exaggerated importance placed on superficial matters. Through the characters and their actions, Pope explores societal norms, particularly those related to fashion and etiquette, revealing the absurdity inherent in their obsession with appearance. With sharp wit and keen observation, Pope challenges the aristocratic values of his time, highlighting the fragility of social constructs and the inherent flaws of human nature. "The Rape of the Lock" stands as a testament to Pope's skill as a satirist and his ability to use humor and allegory to dissect the complexities of society.

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Alexander Pope

One of the most well-known English writers of the early 18th century, Alexander Pope (21 May 1688–30 May 1744) was an English poet, translator, and satirist of the Enlightenment era. Pope, a proponent of Augustan literature, translated Homer and is most known for his satirical and discursive poetry, such as The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism. He is also noted for his work in the Augustan movement. Pope is the second most quoted author in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations after Shakespeare, and several of his verses have become part of everyday speech. On May 21, 1688, during the Glorious Revolution's year, Alexander Pope was born in London. In London's Strand, his father Alexander Pope, who lived from 1646 to 1717, owned a prosperous linen business. His mother, Edith (1643–1733), was a York-born descendant of William Turner, Esquire. They were both Catholics. Samuel Cooper, a well-known miniature painter, was married to his mother's sister. A philosophical poem in heroic couplets called An Essay on Man was written between 1732 and 1734. The Pope intended it to serve as the focal point of a system of ethics that would be presented in poetic form.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 196pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362761750
  • ISBN-13: 9789362761750
  • Item Weight: 254.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.1mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary