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The Resource An Essay on Man, Alexander Pope ; Tom Jones

An Essay on Man, Alexander Pope ; Tom Jones

Label
An Essay on Man
Title
An Essay on Man
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Pope ; Tom Jones
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Voltaire called it "the most sublime didactic poem ever written in any language." Rousseau rhapsodized about its intellectual consolations. Kant recited long passages of it from memory during his lectures. And Adam Smith and David Hume drew inspiration from it in their writings. This was Alexander Pope's Essay on Man (1733-34), a masterpiece of philosophical poetry, one of the most important and controversial works of the Enlightenment, and one of the most widely read, imitated, and discussed poems of eighteenth-century Europe and America. This volume, which presents the first major new edition of the poem in more than fifty years, introduces this essential work to a new generation of readers, recapturing the excitement and illuminating the debates it provoked from the moment of its publication. Echoing Milton's purpose in Paradise Lost, Pope says his aim in An Essay on Man is to "vindicate the ways of God to man"--To explain the existence of evil and explore man's place in the universe. In a comprehensive introduction, Tom Jones describes the poem as an investigation of the fundamental question of how people should behave in a world they experience as chaotic, but which they suspect to be orderly from some higher point of view. The introduction provides a thorough discussion of the poem's attitudes, themes, composition, context, and reception, and reassesses the work's place in history. Extensive annotations to the text explain references and allusions. The result is the most accessible, informative, and reader-friendly edition of the poem in decades and an invaluable book for students and scholars of eighteenth-century literature and thought
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DEGRU
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Pope, Alexander
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Jones, Tom
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  • Human beings
  • Philosophy, English
  • POETRY
  • Human beings
  • Philosophy, English
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
Label
An Essay on Man, Alexander Pope ; Tom Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABBREVIATIONS AND FREQUENTLY CITED WORKS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • A NOTE ON THE TEXT
  • AN ESSAY ON MAN
  • POPE'S KNOWLEDGE OF AUTHORS CITED
Control code
ocn984643716
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880447
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880447
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvcsg07x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)984643716
Label
An Essay on Man, Alexander Pope ; Tom Jones
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • ABBREVIATIONS AND FREQUENTLY CITED WORKS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • A NOTE ON THE TEXT
  • AN ESSAY ON MAN
  • POPE'S KNOWLEDGE OF AUTHORS CITED
Control code
ocn984643716
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880447
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880447
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvcsg07x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)984643716

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