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Pope, Alexander. [Book Title]. [City]: [Publisher], [Year]. Alexander Pope Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) was an 18th-century English poet who is best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the second-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare.
The collection is composed of rare editions of eleven titles by Alexander Pope, including first editions of the Dunciad and Rape of the Lock, in three volumes.
The Alexander Pope Collection was donated by alumnus Brian J. Murray '67 and his wife Diane in memory of Louis D. Mitchell, professor of English at the University from 1961 until his death in 1989.
Beginning in 1995, the Murrays made several contributions to the collection: a collection of six Pope writings including his First Satire of the Second Book of Horace (donated in 1995), a signed first edition of Rape of the Lock (donated in 1996), and an inscribed first edition of the Dunciad (donated in 1997).