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Pope"s Dunciad of 1728 a history and facsimile by Alexander Pope

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Published by Published for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia and the New York Public Library by the University Press of Virginia in Charlottesville .
Written in English


  • Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. -- Criticism, Textual.,
  • Verse satire, English -- Criticism, Textual.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 65-69) and index.

StatementDavid L. Vander Meulen.
ContributionsVander Meulen, David L.
LC ClassificationsPR3625 .A1 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 174 p. :
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1870927M
ISBN 100813912687
LC Control Number90030426

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Pope's Dunciad of A History and Facsimile Alexander Pope, David L. Vander Meulen, foreword by Lola L. Szladits Reproduced from a copy in the Berg Collection.   The textual history of Pope’s long poem The Dunciad is very complicated and I’ll try to summarize it here Pope publishes his satirical poem The Dunciad in three books, dealing with all his enemies, primarily the critic of his edition of Shakespeare Lewis Theobald. In he publishes The New Dunciad, a poem about the general entropy of literature in particular and. The Dunciad, poem by Alexander Pope, first published anonymously in three books in ; by , when it appeared in its final form, it had grown to four books. Written largely in iambic pentameter, the poem is a masterpiece of mock-heroic verse. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Hardcover. A comprehensive account of the composition and production of the first edition of Pope's Dunciad, accompanied by a photofacsimile of a copy recording Pope's original manuscript readings. The appendixes identify hundreds of textual changes Pope introduced in the later printings and record the names with which pirate printers.