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Published: 07 September 2000

432 Pages | frontispiece, & 5 halftones

ISBN: 9780198185659

Bookseller Code (06)

Alexander Pope

Selected Letters

Edited by Howard Erskine-Hill

  • A generous selection from the letters of one of the greatest poets and most interesting letter-writers in the English language
  • As well as writing brilliant literary letters on subjects as diverse as love, poetry, and politics, Pope edited much of his own correspondence for publication - often with substantial rewriting, and sometimes even with different recipients' names: the edition exposes the extent of this public refashioning of himself, and supplies fascinating insights into the poet's character
  • The only edition of Pope's correspondence currently available
  • Edited by a notable scholar of Pope and his age
  • Based on the great Shirburn edition, but with a new and illuminating commentary, biographical information on all individuals mentioned, and an analytical index.