Alexander Pope: The Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus

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Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus is a prose narrative first published in 1741 as part of the second volume of The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope, In Prose. Originating as the central collaboration between Pope and other members of the Scriblerus Club, the work sets out to mock all varieties of false learning and pedantry through the adventures of its fictional hero. There is little definitive evidence to suggest how much of the text was composed during the heyday of the club (the early- to mid-1710s), how much was contributed by each member, and what the process of collaboration looked like in practical terms. Scholarly consensus has generally assigned the greater part of the …

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Citation:
Jones, Emrys Daniel Blakelee. "The Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 July 2011
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