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Published: 20 November 2008

306 Pages


ISBN: 9780199278008

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Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars

Marvell and the Cause of Wit

Nicholas McDowell

  • Original research on the London literary scene in the 1640s and 50s from Leverhulme-prize-winning scholar
  • A fascinating and detailed study focusing on the central figure of Andrew Marvell
  • Examines the literary activities and patronage of Thomas Stanley, the highly talented and industrious seventeenth-century poet and translator
  • Includes innovative readings of Milton's sonnets and Richard Lovelace's lyric verse
  • Sheds new light on the origins and audience of Marvell's early political poems, including the 'Horatian Ode', and of lyrics such as 'To His Coy Mistress'