Selected Works

Selected Works

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It took a long time for Marvell's fame as a poet to match, and then to eclipse, his celebrity as a politician and defender of civil liberties, but in the present century he has been regarded as perhaps the most important seventeenth-century poet after his friend John Milton. His poems were published postumously in 1681, and there is important additional material in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. The present edition, though drawing on the Oxford English Text edition of Margoliouth as revised by Legouis, offers a new recension of the text and, since the poetry sometimes calls for it, unobtrusive explanatory annotation. Marvell's powers as a prose satirist are represented by the first book of "The Rehearsal Transprosed".show more

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  • Paperback | 379 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 24mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • 0192813471
  • 9780192813473

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"Wonderful: affordable, accessible text. Gently modernized and helpfully but not excessively annotated. The prose is a particular asset."--Richard Duerden, Brigham Young University"Finally! The poems and The Rehearsal Transpros'd in one edition!"--Phoebe S. Spinrad, Ohio State University"A good, clear edition, affordably priced."--Robert Watson, UCLA"The modern spelling and updated explanatory notes...are the major contributions of this edition, which maintains the high standard of the 'Oxford Authors' series. Recommended."--Choiceshow more

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