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Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell( )
Author: Marvell, Andrew
Editor: Kermode, Frank
Walker, Keith
Publication Date:Jun 1994
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.95
Book Description:

Andrew Marvell lived through some of the most momentous events in English history, but his poetry is detached and private, mostly lyrical, strikingly original in its combining of existing traditions, and seemingly untouched for the most part by what was happening around him. He traveled on the continent, worked for the government of Oliver Cromwell, and later acted as a Member of Parliament for Hull after the Restoration of Charles II. This new selection of Marvell's verse, fully...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.13 x 7.75 x 0.52 Inches
Book Weight:0.326 Pounds
Author Biography
Marvell, Andrew (Author)
Andrew Marvell was born on March 31, 1621 at Winestead-in-Holderness, Yorkshire. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1638.

He acted as the tutor of the daughter of the Lord General of parliamentary forces and of Oliver Cromwell's ward. Marvell was also John Milton's assistant.

Marvell's best known poem is "To His Coy Mistress." Under false names, he wrote numerous political and religious satires.

Andrew Marvell died on August 16, 1678, the circumstances of his death questionable. Some claim that he died of an accidental medical overdose while others feel that he was poisoned by his enemies.


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