The Life of Alexander Pope: Including Extracts from His Correspondence

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This comprehensive work describes the history and life of Alexander Pope, including his early life and education, first published works and his flourishing into a celebrated poet and translator. The appendix also includes several letters to various persons, showing his more personal style of writing.
 

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