Note by the General EditorsIntroductionAcknowledgementsList of IllustrationsAbbreviationsJournal AbbreviationsChronological Table of Marvell's Life and Chief PublicationsPoemsPoems Published in Print Before 1650Miscellaneous Poems (1681)The Mower PoemsAmbassador from the Protector to the Queen of SwedenThe Advice-to-a-Painter and Associated PoemsVerse Satires from the 1670sAppendicesBibliography of References CitedIndex of Titles and First Lines
Professor Nigel Smith is Head of English at Princeton University and regularly writes and broadcasts about 17th century literature.
' (Nigel Smith's) substantial commentary combines an alertness to the patterns of Marvell's language and style with some incisive observations on the relationship of the process to their historical context... for anyone wanting to know the poems well, this book will be, for decades to come, the one to use. ' "Blair Worden, The Sunday Telegraph, August 31st 2003." '...everywhere here [the student] will discover possible arguments, disagreements and refinements. They...will be properly grateful to an editor who has devoted years of careful and learned labour to this edition.' "London Review of Books 23 October 2003." '...detailed notes and careful annotations are of high order and form a scholarship fo which any editor and publisher can be justly proud.' "Contemporary Review Volume 285 July 2004" 'His commentary is in many ways the best available on Marvell.' 'On sources, Smith is highly informative...' "TLS December 12 2003"