The Complete Poems
ISBN 9780140424577 | 336 pages | 29 Nov 2005 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A wealth of work from a poet who "speaks clearly and unequivocally with the voice of his literary age" (T. S. Eliot)
Member of Parliament, tutor to Oliver Cromwell’s ward, satirist, and friend of John Milton, Andrew Marvell was one of the most significant poets of the seventeenth century. The Complete Poems demonstrates his unique skill and immense diversity, and includes lyrical love poetry, religious works, and biting satire. From the passionately erotic “To His Coy Mistress” to the astutely political Cromwellian poems and the profoundly spiritual “On a Drop of Dew,” in which he considers the nature of the soul, these works are masterpieces of clarity and metaphysical imagery.