The Dunciad

The Dunciad /ˈdʌnsi.æd/ is a landmark literary satire by Alexander Pope published in three different versions at different times. The first version (the "three book" Dunciad) was published in 1728 anonymously. The second version, the Dunciad Variorum was published anonymously in 1729. The New Dunciad, in four books and with a different hero, appeared in 1742. The poem celebrates the goddess Dulness and the progress of her chosen agents as they bring decay, imbecility, and tastelessness to the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Read more about The Dunciad:  Origins, The Three-book Dunciad A and The Dunciad Variorum, The Four Book Dunciad B of 1743, Bibliography, Online Texts

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The Dunciad - Online Texts
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