Alexander Pope

A Life

Maynard Mack (Author, late of Yale University)

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Winner of the Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa and the Robert Kirsch Award of the Los Angeles Times.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 1988
  • ISBN 978-0-393-30529-6
  • 6.2 × 9.4 in / 1000 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“[A] crowning achievement. . . . The rewards of reading [Pope] are immense—and so are the rewards of reading about him in this excellent biography.” — John Gross, New York Times

“Mack brings us both Pope and the age in a biography as entertaining as it is masterly.” — Publishers Weekly

“A first-rate biography. . . . Doubles as a masterly work of literary and cultural history. . . . Beautifully written.” — New Statesman

“Brings to life in richly imagined historical context the controversial figure of Alexander Pope, the most important poet of his time. . . . Brilliant analysis.” — Patricia Meyer Spacks, Chicago Tribune

“Long-awaited. . . . Mr. Mack has now laid before us in impressive and authoritative fashion the whole life of Pope, an invaluable gift of scholarship and judgment. . . . Reads like a good Russian novel.” — John M. Aden, Sewanne Review

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