The Dunciad in Four Books (2nd Edition) (Longman Annotated Texts)

The Dunciad in Four Books (2nd Edition) (Longman Annotated Texts)

Alexander Pope


The Dunciad in 4 Books of 1743 was once the fruits of the sequence of Dunciads which Alexander Pope produced over the past decade and a half his lifestyles. It contains not just a poem, but additionally a mass of authorial annotation and appendices, and this authoritative variation is the single one on hand which supplies all of the verse and the prose in a truly laid-out shape, with a whole glossy remark. Accessibly awarded at the similar web page as Pope’s textual content are explanatory notes, written in a mode tailored to the wishes of undergraduate readers, yet nonetheless finished adequate to deal with the pursuits of students. the numerous books and pamphlets to which Pope refers were tested intimately, and the remark takes benefit of the fifty years’ scholarship on literary, bibliographical, cultural and political elements of the interval which has gathered due to the fact that James Sutherland’s The Dunciad, quantity 5 of the Twickenham variation. a considerable advent deals a stimulating and necessary method of the paintings, and the bibliography comprises broad feedback for extra studying.

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