Swift and Pope

In this book, Dustin Griffin explores the lifelong conversation between two great eighteenth-century English writers, Swift and Pope.

Swift and Pope

In this book, Dustin Griffin explores the lifelong conversation between two great eighteenth-century English writers, Swift and Pope.

Documenting Eighteenth Century Satire

The book ranges across different modes of satire, in poetry, prose and drama. It covers some of the best known works of eighteenth-century British literature, including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and The Beggar’s Opera.

Documenting Eighteenth Century Satire

Documenting Eighteenth Century Satire provides a historicized view of Augustan satire, through detailed readings of individual works. It aims to show how these satires can be “documented” in various ways to reveal richer meanings. The book ranges across different modes of satire, in poetry, prose and drama. It covers some of the best known works of eighteenth-century British literature, including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and The Beggar’s Opera. In addition it deals with less familiar but important texts, including Gay’s Trivia, Pope’s Epistle to Miss Blount, and Swift’s poem on Sid Hamet, as well as works of great literary merit which have been unduly neglected, including Pope’s Duke upon Duke and Swift’s The Bubble. One essay offers the first full interpretation and edition of a poem that surfaced in the 1970s, still virtually unknown, written by Pope and/or Gay. Another describes a previously unsuspected hoax by the Scriblerians on the quest for the longitude, while one more finds an unsuspected, but close, link between poems by Pope and Pushkin. Sources are drawn from numerous unpublished documents (wills, private letters, inventories, estate deeds, marriage contracts and private correspondence). Extensive use is made of contemporary newspapers, magazines and pamphlets. Most of these have not been quarried heavily (if at all) before. Some essays are completely new while others have been extensively revised for this book.

Pope Swift and Women Writers

The essays in this volume challenge such antifeminist stereotypes and employ a variety of interpretative strategies that combine recent modes for critical inquiry with traditional historical and formalist readings.

Pope  Swift  and Women Writers

The writings and satire of Pope and Swift have aroused intense hostilities in women readers and feminists, both in their own day and ours, for their allegedly unsympathetic treatment of women. They have been accused of indifference to the plight of eighteenth-century women in a patriarchal society and even of exhibiting sexist and misogynistic attitudes in the case of the eighteenth-century woman writer. Despite Pope's satirical depictions and often contemptuous treatment of a whole range of what he called the "variegations" of the female sensibility, he clearly enjoyed the company of women and placed high value on female friendships during his life. And regardless of Swift's habitual lashing out at "fair-sexing" and at the fulsome gallantries with which women are condescendingly depicted in such periodicals as the Spectator and in amatory verse, and in spite of his insistence that women be treated intellectually and socially on a par with men, feminists find evidence, in such works as Gulliver's Travels and the "scatological" poems, of fierce and deep antagonisms that seem to defy rationalization. Indeed, the very language and phrasing that the two men employed when expressing their praise of women seem only to make things worse. According to their detractors, such expressions are sexist and deny possibility of an independent female identity. It is a case of damning with the wrong kind of praise. The essays in this volume challenge such antifeminist stereotypes and employ a variety of interpretative strategies that combine recent modes for critical inquiry with traditional historical and formalist readings. Besides discovering similarities between Pope and Swift and the women writers, the essayists also discovered a certain shared status as alienated, displaced, excluded, victimized, and even self-divided outsider figures.

Slavery and Augustan Literature

This book investigates slavery in the work of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and John Gay. These writers were connected with a Tory ministry, which attempted to increase the English share of the international slave trade.

Slavery and Augustan Literature

"Slavery and Augustan Literature provides valuable insights into eighteenth-century attitudes towards slavery, and the relation of literature to society. It also offers new readings of major Augustan texts and will be of essential interest to students and researchers of eighteenth-century literature."--BOOK JACKET.

The Works of Alexander Pope

Pope's Epistle to Lord Cobham . Lord Hervey's attack upon Pope . Pope's reason for suppressing his answer . Dodding . ton's neglect of Swift . Pope's aversion to Doddington Jan. 6 , 1734 112. Bolingbroke to Swift .

The Works of Alexander Pope


The Works of Alexander Pope Correspondence

Pope's Epistle to Lord Cobham . Lord Hervey's attack upon Pope . Pope's reason for suppressing his answer . Doddington's neglect of Swift . Pope's aversion to Doddington . Jan. 6 , 1734 112. Bolingbroke to Swift .

The Works of Alexander Pope  Correspondence


The Works of

Pope's Epistle to Lord Cobham . Lord Hervey's attack upon Pope . Pope's reason for suppressing his answer . Doddington's neglect of Swift . Pope's aversion to Doddington Jan. 6 , 1734 112. Bolingbroke to Swift .

The Works of


The Works

Pope's Epistle to Lord Cobham . Lord Heryey's attack upon Pope . Pope's reason for suppressing his answer . Doddington's neglect of Swift . Pope's aversion to Doddington Jan. 6 , 1734 112. Bolingbroke to Swift .

The Works


Delphi Complete Works of Alexander Pope Illustrated

Pope had told Swift (in 1730) that he had kept some of the letters in a volume for his own secret satisfaction; and Swift had preserved all Pope's letters along with those of other distinguished men. Here was an attractive booty for ...

Delphi Complete Works of Alexander Pope  Illustrated

The greatest poet of the eighteenth century deserves a place in the digital library of all lovers of poetry. Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete poetical works of Alexander Pope, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Pope’s life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Features all three versions of the major text THE DUNCIAD, appearing for the first time in digital print * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes Pope’s rare play * Features three biographies – discover Pope’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Poetry Collections EARLY POEMS PASTORALS WINDSOR FOREST AN ESSAY ON CRITICISM POEMS, 1708–17 THE RAPE OF THE LOCK ELOISA TO ABELARD POEMS: 1718–27 THE CURLL MISCELLANIES POEMS SUGGESTED BY GULLIVER LATER POEMS EPIGRAMS AND EPITAPHS AN ESSAY ON MAN MORAL ESSAYS SATIRES THE DUNCIAD THE ILIAD THE ODYSSEY The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Play THREE HOURS AFTER MARRIAGE by John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Arbuthnot The Biographies ALEXANDER POPE by Leslie Stephen THE AGE OF POPE by John Dennis BRIEF LIFE OF POPE by Thomas De Quincey