An Essay on Criticism

Alexander Pope

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An Essay on Criticism is one of the first major poems written by the English writer Alexander Pope. It is a verse essay written in the Horatian mode and is primarily concerned with how writers and critics behave in the new literary commerce of Pope's contemporary age. The poem covers a range of good criticism and advice, and represents many of the chief literary ideals of Pope's age. Includes an introductory chapter about the author.

This book has 8,851 words, 23 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1711.

Production notes: This ebook of An Essay on Criticism was published by Global Grey in 2019, and updated on the 30th December 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Alexander Pope' by Michael Dahl.

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