Andrew Marvell by R. WilcherAndrew Marvell by R. Wilcher

Andrew Marvell

byR. Wilcher

Paperback | May 31, 1985

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This introductory study provides a comprehensive and coherent account of all Andrew Marvell's poetry for those with no specialised knowledge of seventeenth-century literature and history. After a brief account of Marvell's career as student, private tutor, civil servant, and Member of Parliament, there follow six chapters dealing with the major body of lyrical poetry according to subject matter or thematic context. Since inexperienced readers often encounter difficulties with the allusive nature of Marvell's art, it is a particular feature of this book that it provides sufficient information on the literary, cultural and political context of the work without sacrificing an appreciation of the aesthetic qualities and the ironic wit and burnout for which Marvell's verse is celebrated. In the final chapter Dr Wilcher discusses the public writing in verse and prose which occupied Marvell's later years in relation to political developments under Oliver Cromwell and Charles II.
Title:Andrew MarvellFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.47 inPublished:May 31, 1985Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521277221

ISBN - 13:9780521277228

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Silent judgements; 3. Loves and lovers; 4. Pastoral and puritan; 5. Innocence and experience; 6. Action and retirement; 7. Paradise's only map; 8. Panegyrics and satires; Bibliography.