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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes -- a good introduction to Pope's poetic gifts
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems?
Emilia Fox is great throughout but really hits her stride with Eloisa to Abelard.
What about Emilia Fox’s performance did you like?
She masters the demands of 17th C language with great aplomb
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
This needs close listening to appreciate Pope's conceits. Best savoured in short sessions.
Any additional comments?
The selection is curiously curated: the longer works Rape of the Lock and Eloisa to Abelard along with shorter pieces such as Elegy to an Unfortunate Lady and Epistle to Miss Blount are here, as you would expect. The selection of the juvenile work the Pastorals is an odd decision. I would have thought Windsor Forest, An Essay on Criticism or excerpts from the Dunciad would have been more canonical selections.
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