‘[It is] a whimsical piece of work ... a sort of writing very like tickling’ Alexander Pope
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SOPHIE GEE
A hideous crime is committed at a fashionable London society gathering. The victim is the beautiful, innocent Belinda, her attacker is the dastardly Baron, and his weapon of choice is a pair of scissors…
Pope’s mock-epic is the sharp and witty tale of the most famous bad hair day in the history of literature.
“Brilliant... triumphant. Never has so great a poem emerged from so trivial a cause”