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Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England$
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Blair Worden

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199230822

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230822.001.0001

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Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England

Blair Worden

Oxford University Press

This book places John Milton and Andrew Marvell beside a writer for whom no one would claim the same kind of immortality, and to whom the tactics and techniques of instant print were second nature. The writing of Marchamont Nedham, which may at first seem infinitely remote from theirs, was intimately bound to it. He occupied a unique place in the lives of both men during the Interregnum of 1649–60. As far as we can tell, no other contemporary was so close to the composition of Milton's political writing or, before the Restoration, of Marvell's. His relations with the two men does not circumscribe this book' investigation of their politics. Often the argument moves away from him. However he repeatedly works his way back.

Keywords:   John Milton, Andrew Marvell, writer, immortality, Marchamont Nedham, Interregnum, Restoration

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