Synopses & Reviews
"[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
"Mack brings us both Pope and the age in a biography as entertaining as it is masterly." New York Times
"Mack's long-awaited life fulfills the highest expectations. . . . Written with elegance and clarity. . . . [A] superb work." Publishers Weekly
"A first-rate biography. . . . Doubles as a masterly work of literary and cultural history. . . . Beautifully written." Library Journal
"Brings to life in richly imagined historical context the controversial figure of Alexander Pope, the most important poet of his time. . . . Brilliant analysis." New Statesman
"Long-awaited. . . . Mr. Mack has now laid before us in impressive and authoritative fashion the whole life of Pope, an invaluable gift of scholarship and judgment. . . . Reads like a good Russian novel." Patricia Meyer Spacks Chicago Tribune
Winner of the Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa and the Robert Kirsch Award of the .
About the Author
Maynard Mack is Sterling Professor of English Emeritus at Yale University.