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The Resource Andrew Marvell : the chameleon, Nigel Smith

Andrew Marvell : the chameleon, Nigel Smith

Label
Andrew Marvell : the chameleon
Title
Andrew Marvell
Title remainder
the chameleon
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The seventeenth-century poet Andrew Marvell (1621-78) is one of the most intriguing figures in English literature. A noted civil servant under Cromwell's Protectorate, he has been variously identified as a patriot, spy, conspirator, concealed homosexual, father to the liberal tradition, and incendiary satirical pamphleteer and freethinker. But while Marvell's poetry has attracted a wide modern following, his prose is known only to specialists, and much of his personal life remains shrouded in mystery." "Nigel Smith's pivotal biography provides an unparalleled look at Marvell's life, from his early employment as a tutor and gentleman's companion to his suspicious death, reputedly a politically-fuelled poisoning. Drawing on exhaustive archival research, the voluminous corpus of Marvell's previously overlooked writing, and recent scholarship across several disciplines, Smith's portrait becomes the definitive account of this elusive life."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Nigel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3546
LC item number
.S65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marvell, Andrew
  • Marvell, Andrew
  • Marvell, Andrew
  • Poets, English
  • Legislators
  • Politics and literature
  • Great Britain
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
Label
Andrew Marvell : the chameleon, Nigel Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [346]-377) and index
Contents
Introduction : the Problem of Andrew Marvell -- Roots -- A Decade of Crises -- Poetry and Revolution -- The Tutor -- Civil Service -- Cavalier Revenge -- The Painter and the Poet Dare -- Cabal Days -- Indulgence and Rehearsal -- Brute Divines -- Arbitrary Power -- Afterlife and Revelation
Control code
150334760
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[xiv], 400 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300112214
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009130
Other physical details
ill. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)150334760
Label
Andrew Marvell : the chameleon, Nigel Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [346]-377) and index
Contents
Introduction : the Problem of Andrew Marvell -- Roots -- A Decade of Crises -- Poetry and Revolution -- The Tutor -- Civil Service -- Cavalier Revenge -- The Painter and the Poet Dare -- Cabal Days -- Indulgence and Rehearsal -- Brute Divines -- Arbitrary Power -- Afterlife and Revelation
Control code
150334760
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[xiv], 400 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780300112214
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010009130
Other physical details
ill. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)150334760

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