Wife to Mr Milton

Wife to Mr Milton

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Marie Powell is sixteen when her father marries her to the poet John Milton in payment of a debt. They move to a pretty garden-house in London, but she struggles to adjust to her new life. Her husband is high-minded and unyielding, and only makes Marie long for the man she really loves. As Civil War sweeps across England and the King is killed, a battle starts to rage between husband and wife - one that only the powerful can win. Told through the fictional journals of Milton's wife, Robert Graves's sympathetic and sensitive reconstruction of her tragic life is also a convincing, linguistically rich portrait of seventeenth-century England as it is ravaged by war.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 99.79g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141197501
  • 9780141197500
  • 1,513,849

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Vivid, rich and forthright * Sunday Times *
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About Robert Graves

Robert Graves was born in 1895 in Wimbledon. He went from school to the First World War, where he became a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Somme. He wrote his autobiography, Goodbye to All That, in 1929, and it was soon established as a modern classic. He died on 7 December 1985 in Majorca, his home since 1929.
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Vivid, rich and forthright Sunday Times
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141 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 20% (28)
4 38% (53)
3 28% (40)
2 12% (17)
1 2% (3)
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