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Author Smith, Nigel, 1958- author.

Title Andrew Marvell : the chameleon / Nigel Smith
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 400 pages) : illustrations, maps
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
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."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-377) and index
Subject Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678 -- Political and social views
Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678.
Marvell, Andrew 1621-1678
Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678 -- Biography.
Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678.
Marvell, Andrew.
Marvell, Andrew.
Legislators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Poets, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Political.
Engelska poeter -- 1500-talet -- 1600-talet -- biografi.
Legislators.
Litteratur och politik -- historia -- Stobritannien -- 1600-talet.
Parlamentsledamöter -- historia -- Storbritannien -- biografi.
Poets, English -- Early modern -- Biography.
Political and social views.
Politics and government.
Politics and literature.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1660-1688.
Great Britain.
Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland.
Genre/Form Biografieën (vorm)
Biographies.
Biographies.
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010009130
ISBN 030016839X
9780300168396
9780300168396