General Editor's Preface to the Series Critical and Historical Introduction Chronology of Pope's Life Note on the Texts Selected Bibliography Glossary THE TEXTS OF THE RAPE OF THE LOCK PART ONE: THE POETIC WORLD The Poet and the Poem The Life of Pope The Source and Story of the Poem Mixed Reviews Poetic Forms PART TWO: THE SOCIAL WORLD The 'Characters' of Men and Women Their Appearances Their Pleasures Their Places PART THREE: THE POLITICAL WORLD Merchants and Judges Trade and Empire.
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This edition of a classic eighteenth-century poem reprints both the original 1712 version and enlarged 1714 version of the text. The poem is accompanied by 150 pages of documents on life in eighteenth-century England, giving a rich sense of the work's historical and cultural context. (source: Nielsen Book Data)