The Twickenham Edition of the Poems of Alexander Pope has remained the standard edition for more than a generation. Offering the complete poems this work is the single most authoritative collection available. Set in a descriptive background of eighteenth-century life, the poetry is placed in its historical context, providing th reader not only with the masterpieces of one of England's most famous poets but also with an insight into eighteenth-century life.
An exhaustive index allows easy access to the individual poems and people and places of the period, making this an essential source for anyone studying eighteenth-century literature or eighteenth-century studies.
`One of the monuments of modern literary scholarship in its more genial aspect, the Twickenham edition of the poetry of Alexander Pope has remained the standard edition for more than a generation. It is an indispensable resource for anyone who wishes to enjoy the works of one of England's greatest poets in a form that is both reliable and readable, with introductions and commentary that genuinely illuminate the historical contexts in which Pope wrote more than two and a half centuries ago.' - Martin Battestin, University of Virginia
`The Twickenham Pope transcends its own status as a universally cited classic edition indispensable to every reader of eighteenth-century literature because the superb index transforms it into a virtual encyclopedia of information about the people, places and things of Augustan England and because it so richly embodies the post-World War II attitude towards the period that its introductions, notes, and apparatus are now primary materials in the history of eighteenth-century studies' - John Bender, Stanford University California