The Resource Andrew Marvell : the chameleon, Nigel Smith, (electronic resource)

Andrew Marvell : the chameleon, Nigel Smith, (electronic resource)

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
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 821/.4
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3546
LC item number
.S65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Andrew Marvell : the chameleon, Nigel Smith, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [346]-377) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
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
ocn801194714
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 400 p., [16] p. of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168396
Other physical details
ill. maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114v10
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32188572
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)801194714
  • jstor030016839X

Library Locations

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