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The Poems of Andrew Marvell


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Note by the General Editors Introduction Acknowledgements Chronological Table of Marvell's Life and Chief Publications Poems 1. Poems Published in Print Before 1650 2. Miscellaneous Poems (1681) 3. The Mower Poems 4. Ambassador from the Protector to the Queen of Sweden 5. The Advice-to-a-Painter and Associated Poems 6. Verse Satires from the 1670s Appendices Bibliography of References Cited Index of Titles and First Lines

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The first complete, annotated edition of Andrew Marvell's verse for thirty years, this is an indispensable guide to the study of Marvell's poetry.

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Nigel Smith is a Professor of English at PrincetonUniversity. He is the author of Perfection Proclaimed: Language and Literature in English Radical Religion, 1640-1660 (1989) and Literature and Revolution in England, 1640-1660 (1994).


" The more I read, the more fascinating it became the poems now move with even more life than they did before. If you've ever been impressed by the beauty, intelligence and sly mystery of Marvell's work, you're really going to have to get this. Nicholas Lezzard, The Guardian His commentary is in many ways the best available on Marvell On sources, Smith is highly informative... "Times Literary Supplement" ...detailed notes and careful annotations are of high order and form a scholarship of which any editor and publisher can be justly proud. "Contemporary Review" "You could not get a more learned edition... Masterly introduction to each poem" -"AN Wilson in The Telegraph, 16 October 2006"

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