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Seller Inventory mon Robert Graves Wife to Mr. Wife to Mr. Milton: The Story of Marie Powell. Robert Graves. Publisher: Octagon Books , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. In addition to Milton and Marie, real historical characters included in the story include Edmund Verney , who is depicted as Marie's true love.

Certainly his Mrs Milton is ill-used by a distended genius. Milton's first wife was sixteen when they married. Milton was after her dowry and when it did not follow he proved a domineering prig, unresponsive to her sensuousness or her down-to-earth wit. It was a spiritual misalliance, too: her Catholicism sorted ill with his beliefs.

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The dramatic political and military events of the English civil war touch her life at every point, and we witness the execution of Charles I close up. The depiction of everyday life at the time and the merciless portrait of the young Milton, are spell-binding. Geoffrey Wall concluded that Graves's Wife to Mr. Milton is 'a relentlessly effective satire on masculine self-regard.

Forster pronounced Wife to Mr Milton a thumping good read yet remained concerned that Graves's portrait had depicted only half of the man, [ Auden liked to quote from Graves's Wife to Mr. Milton : "They tune the strings a little sharper at Cambridge. Milton : it is an unfortunate book which might do much to deepen the erroneous impression of Milton as a surly and narrow-minded puritan. The novel was republished in as part of the 'Millennium Graves' edition. More recently, Penguin Classics have published another edition of Graves, Robert.

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Wife to Mr Milton. Robert von Ranke Graves was a British poet, historical novelist, critic, and classicist. His father was Alfred Perceval Graves, a celebrated Irish poet and figure in the Gaelic revival; they were both Celticists and students of Irish mythology. Graves produced more than works.

Graves's poems—together with his translations and innovative analysis and interpretations of the Greek myths; his memoir of his early life, including his role in World War I, Good-Bye to All That ; and his speculative study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddess —have never been out of print. Love and Mr Lewisham is a novel set in the s by H. It was among his first fictional writings outside the science fiction genre. Wells took considerable pains over the manuscript and said that "the writing was an altogether more serious undertaking than I have ever done before.

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First published in , the book is based on earlier articles published in Wales magazine, corrected, revised and enlarged editions appeared in , and The White Goddess represents an approach to the study of mythology from a decidedly creative and idiosyncratic perspective. Graves proposes the existence of a European deity, the "White Goddess of Birth, Love and Death", much similar to the Mother Goddess , inspired and represented by the phases of the moon, who lies behind the faces of the diverse goddesses of various European and pagan mythologies.

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