Alexander Pope is one of the best-known writers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His works, ‘The Rape of the Lock’ and ‘The Duncaid’, made his career, along with his An Essay on Criticism. Pope’s translations of Homer’s works are also quite popular. According to The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, he’s the second-most quoted writer in the English language. ‘The Rape of the Lock,’ commonly considered to be the most popular of Pope’s poems, was published in 1712 and satirizes a high society quarrel. Read more about Alexander Pope.