Early life the education of the young alexander was largely in the hands of relatives (his aunt elizabeth turner taught him to read and write) and catholic priests: first, john taverner, a family priest who was later master of the catholic school at twyford, hampshire, which the young pope attended about. Pope  alexander pope was born in london, may 22, 1688, of parents whose rank or station was never ascertained: we are informed that they were of “gentle blood” that his father was of a family of which the earl of downe was the head, and that his mother was the daughter of william turner, esquire, of york, who had. “[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. Buy alexander pope: a life reprint by maynard mack (isbn: 9780393305296) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Pope was born into a catholic family in 1688, the year of the glorious revolution , when catholics could not live in london - the centre of literary life – or attend university at the age of twelve he contracted a tubercular disease of the spine which stunted his growth and ruined his health sir joshua reynolds later said: ' he.
232 the poems of alexander pope, ed john butt, sixth edition (yale university press, 1970), p 117 compare: ampliat ætatis spatium sibi vir bonus hoc est vivere bis vita posse priore frui (translated: the good man prolongs his life to be able to enjoy one's past life is to live twice), martial, x, 237 thus would i double. Alexander pope (1688-1744) was born on may 21, 1688 in london his father was a linen-draper of plough court, lombard street despite his family's catholic faith, which barred him from attending university, pope learned greek and latin under the tutelage of a local priest and, later, at catholic school in 1700, pope's. Alexander pope: alexander pope, poet and satirist of the english augustan period, best known for his poems an essay on criticism (1711), the rape of the the popes were roman catholics, and at binfield they came to know several neighbouring catholic families who were to play an important part in the poet's life.
Free essay: in his early career, and even later in life he wrote a lot of famous poets alexander pope lived his life as a famous writer until death from his. Alexander pope is one of the most quoted writers in the english language, which means you've probably heard his stuff before - you just don't know. Born: may 21, 1688 london, england died: may 30, 1744 london, england english poet the english poet alexander pope is regarded as one of the finest poets and satirists (people who use wit or sarcasm to point out and devalue sin or silliness) of the augustan (mid-seventeenth to mid-eighteenth century english.
Alexander pope's biography and life storypope was an 18th-century english poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of homer he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in the oxford di. Alexander pope has 25 ratings and 2 reviews john said: a superb old-school biography by old school i mean works of literary biography published befor. Mr rogers is an inspired choice of author for this volume there is scarcely an area of pope's biography to which he has not made a major contribution this achievement enriches every aspect of the writing, though it is particularly evident in the early chapters, as informed readers familiar with his two previous books. Biography: alexander pope, born in london at 6:45 pm on 21 may 1688 to linen merchant alexander pope and his second wife edith turner pope, became the defining poetic force of his age his poetic accomplishments contrast sharply with the physical disabilities and trying circumstances that plagued him as a child, he.
(yale university press, £65)alexander pope a life, by maynard mack 975 pp ( yale university press, £1595)if pope was the supreme satirist of early georgian society, he surely had a worthy successor in horace walpole firing heroic couplets with unsurpassed accuracy, pope shot down venality and corruption. At twelve, pope composed his earliest extant work, ode to solitude the same year saw the onset of the debilitating bone deformity that would plague pope until the end of his life originally attributed to the severity of his studies, the illness is now commonly accepted as pott's disease, a form of tuberculosis affecting the spine. Biography of alexander pope, 18th century english poet and critic.
A brief biography of alexander pope (1688-1744), author of 'the dunciad. Alexander pope, an only child, was born in london, on may 21,1688, the year of the glorious revolution his father, a linen-draper, was forty-two, his mother forty- six both were roman catholics, and his father, alexander sr, retired from business after his son's birth, perhaps because a new act of. Alexander pope was born in london, may 21, 1688 we cannot be sure of anything better than respectability in his ancestry, though late in life he himself claimed kinship with the earls of downe his paternal grandfather is supposed to have been a clergyman of the church of england his mother, edith turner, came of a.
The marble bust of alexander pope, created by roubiliac, shows the writer as he wanted to be seen by posterity but the face still alexander pope: waddesdon manor exhibition the self-presentation was run by pope himself, who, in a long autobiographical poem, referred to this long disease, my life. Maynard mack's biography of alexander pope is one of those works of modern scholarship of which it is customary to say: we have long been waiting for a biography of this sort, it will be.
'alexander pope', literature online biography (chadwyck-healey: cambridge, 2000) the oxford dictionary of quotations (5th ed) oxford university press 1999 martha blount encyclopædia britannica 2009 retrieved 17 april 2009 baines, paul (2001) the complete critical guide to. The life of alexander pope, told through five interesting pieces of biographical trivia 1 he was known as 'the wasp of twickenham' poet alexander pope (1688 -1744) earned this nickname because of his stinging satirical attacks on the famous people of the age, especially other writers pope's long. Pope was noted for his involvement in public feuds with the writers and publishers of low-end grub street, which led him to write the dunciad (1728), a scathing account of england's cultural decline, and, at the end of his life, a series of related verse essays and horatian satires that articulated and protested this decline.