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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (795 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sophie Gee Narrator: Cameron Stewart Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The young aspiring poet Alexander Pope crosses paths with the coquettish Arabella and man about town Lord Petre at a masquerade ball. It’s 1711, and the fashionable citizens of London are weary of recent political and social upheaval and are intent on simply pursuing enjoyment. But society in general is not accepting of any attraction that can’t restrain itself behind at least a veneer of respectability, and Arabella and Lord Petre’s intense attraction is both unacceptable and dangerous. It certainly draws Pope’s attention, and becomes the inspiration for The Rape of the Lock, the work that catapults him to fame and fortune.

Set in a fickle world where a choice word can undo a reputation and the turn of a card can make or break a fortune, this richly imagined novel by a talented new writer is a riveting portrait of an era and an exuberant, erotic tale of intrigue, betrayal, and envy.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chloe | 2/20/2014

    " This is exactly the kind of novels i enjoy reading. Based in 1711, the time when money was the only thing that mattered when it came to marriage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica | 2/20/2014

    " Reads a bit awkwardly due to unmarked perspective changes mid-stream, but moves well and offers a wealth of historical detail about the world of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Smschade | 2/20/2014

    " Returned it to the library without finishing it. I grew bored in the first few chapters and had other things that I had more interest in reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim | 2/14/2014

    " This is a wonderful, light summer read with an interesting premise. The story is a fictonalized account of how Alexander Pope came up with the idea for The Rape of the Lock. Don't expect too much, but lots of fun. "

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About the Author

Sophie Gee writes about Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature from Milton to Jane Austen. A native of Australia, she received her PhD in English from Harvard and is now an assistant professor in the Department of English at Princeton. She was named the John E. Annan Bicentennial Preceptor, the highest distinction that can be given to a member of the junior faculty.