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A collection of the poetry and prose by Alexander Pope.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    BAM Endlessly Booked

    So these poems are pretty good, but they are sooo long. I have the collection in two volumes. I finished vol. 1 last night and I’m taking a break.ok so volume two ended with the Dunciad and I’ve already read that, so I zipped through that book. Definitely something people should read if a fan of poetry.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Pope is difficult, but really rewarding. I read this book in one of the harder classes I took in college and I was surprised to learn that I thought about this author long after the final exam.

  3. 4 out of 5

    John

    I can't say I read everything in this voluminous collection of Pope's poems and translations, but if you go through it and select the shorter poems, you will find pleasures in the poems and their wording and rhyming. Pope is rather forgotten these days, but he rewards a reader who takes the time to try. I'd suggest the shorter poems. I'd also suggest, as I plan to do, to read the poems over a period of time, checking in, sampling, and then revisit. The book is also at a good price: a free Nook b I can't say I read everything in this voluminous collection of Pope's poems and translations, but if you go through it and select the shorter poems, you will find pleasures in the poems and their wording and rhyming. Pope is rather forgotten these days, but he rewards a reader who takes the time to try. I'd suggest the shorter poems. I'd also suggest, as I plan to do, to read the poems over a period of time, checking in, sampling, and then revisit. The book is also at a good price: a free Nook book at Barnes & Noble. There's something to be said about a poet who writes like this: Blest, who can unconcernedly find Hours, days, and years slide soft away, In health of body, peace of mind, Quiet by day.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Eilers

    A great collection of Pope's best works. Here are The Rape of the Lock, Essay on Criticism, The Dunciad, et al. You've got to like heroic couplets and sarcasm to enjoy Pope; I'm fine with the former and love the latter. Essay on Criticism, which is a poem, is magnificent: witty, profound, and on point throughout. Some of his other poems bring the overall book to three stars. A worthy read, especially for 18th century fans and lit nerds. A great collection of Pope's best works. Here are The Rape of the Lock, Essay on Criticism, The Dunciad, et al. You've got to like heroic couplets and sarcasm to enjoy Pope; I'm fine with the former and love the latter. Essay on Criticism, which is a poem, is magnificent: witty, profound, and on point throughout. Some of his other poems bring the overall book to three stars. A worthy read, especially for 18th century fans and lit nerds.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cleo Sood

    Pope is great. Def an underrated poet/ essayist… but, I did not read the whole thing! Don’t trust me!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    A lot of people have no patience for Alexander Pope, but I think he was a delightful smart ass, and he is my favorite poet almost solely because of it. Also, I don't really like poets, so that might have something to do with it. A lot of people have no patience for Alexander Pope, but I think he was a delightful smart ass, and he is my favorite poet almost solely because of it. Also, I don't really like poets, so that might have something to do with it.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Connor

    Not a huge fan of Early Pope tbh, but those later works are sublime

  8. 4 out of 5

    Aneece

    You're under-loved these days, Mr Pope, but I'll make up in intensity what your fans lack in numbers. You're under-loved these days, Mr Pope, but I'll make up in intensity what your fans lack in numbers.

  9. 5 out of 5

    jude

    Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see is reading Pope.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Steven Logan

    I don't see what the big deal is. I don't see what the big deal is.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Nicholas Alexander

    A great introduction to his work, laced with some of his longer poems like "A Essay on Criticism", "The Rape of the Lock" and "An Essay on Man". A great introduction to his work, laced with some of his longer poems like "A Essay on Criticism", "The Rape of the Lock" and "An Essay on Man".

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Earling-Hopson

    Love the satire of Pope! He and Voltaire are amongst my faves.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Christopher

    Alexander Pope is a poet without comparison - if you want a challenge or are yearning for some classics, give it a read.

  14. 5 out of 5

    J.H. Nathan

    A must have for any admirer of Pope. A master of satirical verse and the heroic couplet. For those unsure of whether to dive in, 'An Essay on Criticism' and 'Epitaph on Sir Isaac Newton' are perfect for testing the water. A must have for any admirer of Pope. A master of satirical verse and the heroic couplet. For those unsure of whether to dive in, 'An Essay on Criticism' and 'Epitaph on Sir Isaac Newton' are perfect for testing the water.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Grady Ormsby

    Alexander Pope: Poems Selected by John Fuller is a volume from a series of books from Faber and Faber featuring poems of notable poets selected by contemporary poets. Revisiting Pope was a bit of a letdown for me as I found his work not as interesting as it was when I studied him fifty years ago. The historical context that one gets in a classroom was absent. I missed the dimension added by a professor who could fill in the background for all the people, places and events that are obscure to me Alexander Pope: Poems Selected by John Fuller is a volume from a series of books from Faber and Faber featuring poems of notable poets selected by contemporary poets. Revisiting Pope was a bit of a letdown for me as I found his work not as interesting as it was when I studied him fifty years ago. The historical context that one gets in a classroom was absent. I missed the dimension added by a professor who could fill in the background for all the people, places and events that are obscure to me now. There was still a level of familiarity, however. Obvious were Pope’s characteristic bitter satirization of ignorance and pedantry, the ubiquitous heroic couplet and the mock-heroic epic style.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alex Kartelias

    I like his writing style, but too many of his poems are concerned with being witty and ostentatious. It seems he can't write a poem without having to make references to Greek/Roman mythology and without dedicating it to other poets and 'illustrious figures'. Both these qualities make him pompous and impure. I can't deny his Essay on Man was good -among others- but I excepted better after hearing so much about him. I like his writing style, but too many of his poems are concerned with being witty and ostentatious. It seems he can't write a poem without having to make references to Greek/Roman mythology and without dedicating it to other poets and 'illustrious figures'. Both these qualities make him pompous and impure. I can't deny his Essay on Man was good -among others- but I excepted better after hearing so much about him.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Risa

    Poetry And Prose Of Alexander Pope (Riverside Editions) by Alexander Pope (1969)

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jas

    Not that everything he wrote is that good, and this does include over 800 pages of it, but that's just it. Not that everything he wrote is that good, and this does include over 800 pages of it, but that's just it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Albie

    Poetry and Prose of Alexander Pope by Alexander Pope (1969)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dania Sakka

    simply great

  21. 5 out of 5

    Aditi

    Miss being in English Literature class. It was a treat to understand and read the sarcasm Pope had.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

  24. 5 out of 5

    Solomon

  25. 4 out of 5

    a.b m

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sloan

  27. 4 out of 5

    Aviva

  28. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Lee

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Bowman

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dee

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