The Prose Works of Andrew Marvell, Volume II, 1676-1678

The Prose Works of Andrew Marvell, Volume II, 1676-1678

by Annabel Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300099363

ISBN-13: 9780300099362

Pub. Date: 11/20/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

Andrew Marvell (1621-78) is best known today as the author of a handful of exquisite lyrics and provocative political poems. In his own time, however, Marvell was famous for his brilliant prose interventions in the major issues of the Restoration, religious toleration, and what he called "arbitrary" as distinct from parliamentary government. This is the first modern…  See more details below

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Andrew Marvell (1621-78) is best known today as the author of a handful of exquisite lyrics and provocative political poems. In his own time, however, Marvell was famous for his brilliant prose interventions in the major issues of the Restoration, religious toleration, and what he called "arbitrary" as distinct from parliamentary government. This is the first modern edition of all Marvell's prose pamphlets, complete with introductions and annotation explaining the historical context. Four major scholars of the Restoration era have collaborated to produce this truly Anglo-American edition. From the Rehearsal Transpros'd, a serio-comic best-seller which appeared with tacit permission from Charles II himself, through the documentary Account of the Growth of Popery and Arbitrary Government, Marvell established himself not only as a model of liberal thought for the eighteenth century but also as an irresistible new voice in political polemic, wittier, more literary, and hence more readable than his contemporaries."This book provides a much needed properly edited, extensively and expertly annotated edition that has been wanting in literary and historical studies for more than a hundred years. An extremely important scholarly achievement."-Nigel Smith, Princeton University

Author Biography: Annabel Patterson is Sterling Professor of English at Yale University and the author of Nobody's Perfect: A New Whig Interpretation of History published by Yale University Press. Martin Dzelzainis is senior lecturer in English, Royal Holloway College, University of London. Nicholas Von Maltzahn is professor of English at the University of Ottawa. N.H. Keeble is professor of English at the University of Stirling.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300099362
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/20/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.37(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Volume I Introduction by Annabel Patterson....................xi
Chronology: Marvell in the Restoration....................xliv
Abbreviations....................liii REHEARSAL TRANSPROS'D Edited by Martin Dzelzainis....................3
Rehearsal Transpros'd....................41
REHEARSAL TRANSPROS'D: THE SECOND PART Edited by Martin Dzelzainis and Annabel Patterson....................207
Rehearsal Transpros'd: The Second Part....................221
Appendix A: "The Justice of the Swedish Cause"....................441
Appendix B: Suetonius's Life of Caligula....................450
Appendix C: "The King's Speech"....................460
Index....................465
Volume II Chronology: Marvell in the Restoration....................xi
Abbreviations....................xix
MR. SMIRKE and A SHORT HISTORICAL ESSAY ON GENERAL COUNCILS Edited by Annabel Patterson....................3
Mr. Smirke; or, the Divine in Mode....................35
A Short Historical Essay Concerning General Councils, Creeds, and Impositions, in Matters of Religion....................115
AN ACCOUNT OF THE GROWTH OF POPERY Edited by Nicholas von Maltzahn....................179
An Account of the Growth of Popery and Arbitrary Government in England....................223
REMARKS UPON A LATE DISINGENUOUS DISCOURSE Edited by N. H. Keeble....................381
Remarks Upon a Late Disingenuous Discourse Writ by one T.D. & c....................413
Index....................483

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