Saturday, October 06, 2007

The Scandal of the Season

by Sophie Gee

Ever wondered how 18th century poets were inspired? What? You have? Great news: Ms. Gee has dreamed up a tale about Alexander Pope and how he was inspired to write one of his most famous poems, "The Rape of the Lock."

If you haven't read Pope's famous poem, you will probably not be interested in this story. As it is, I felt tricked into reading this one. The majority of the novel builds up to the actual "rape," and to tell you the truth, it wasn't exactly compelling reading. Still, I sort of enjoyed it, but only because I majored in English.


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