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By Pat Rogers

This radical new examine the literary and political weather of britain throughout the reign of Queen Anne examines the paintings of the best poet of the age, Alexander Pope. Pope and the future of the Stuarts offers the fullest contextual account up to now of Windsor-Forest (1713), broadly noticeable as a key textual content within the evolution of early eighteenth-century poetry. It examines the poem's topical and political facets and gives a reconfiguration of Pope's early occupation, demonstrating that this was once a pivotal interval, marking a serious watershed in either his own and literary improvement. The publication supplies a whole account of Pope's lifestyles and paintings in his early twenties, and provides a brand new political interpretation, together with a cautious research of attainable Jacobite colorings.

Attention is directed in the direction of various literary, historic, ideological, and creative matters. The publication attracts on classical reviews (the position of Virgil and Ovid especially), Renaissance scholarship, literary heritage, political historical past, and inventive contexts. the foremost principles and methods of Windsor-Forest are concerning Pope's different early works, together with the Pastorals and, centrally, The Rape of the Lock.

Rogers is going directly to re-examine the poet's dealings with the Scriblerus crew. He exhibits formerly unnoted textual connections with the paintings of quick, homosexual, Parnell, and likewise previous, and casts clean gentle at the tortuous means of composition and revision of Windsor-Forest, with an outline of the manuscript and an account of the publishing and textual heritage, whereas a number of allusions are traced for the 1st time.

Pope and the future of the Stuarts could be of curiosity to students and scholars of eighteenth-century literature, historical past, and politics.

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