This guide book on Alexander Pope discusses about his life history, literary criticism and many more. Public attention came with the publication of Pastorals in 1709. The Rape of the Lock helped secure Pope's reputation as a leading poet of the age. He attacked his literary contemporaries, and continued to publish poetry.
About the Author
W. Cormier began compiling literary books as a high school student nearly twenty-five years ago. Born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1969, Cormier studied English at Cornell University and Caltech and received his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1996. In 1995, Cormier took the vast collection of literary facts that he had been accumulating since his teenage years and began to publish them on the early internet. These pioneering efforts at organizing and presenting online content helped define a paradigm that has subsequently been followed by other large-scale informational projects on the web. He is also a prolific communicator of literature, having authored nearly 3,000 articles.