Marvells canon is reappraised some poems considered dubious hitherto are added and others excluded nigel smiths edition is the first complete annotated edition of andrew marvells verse for thirty years and as such is an indispensable guide to the study of marvells poetry nigel smith is a professor of english at princeton university. Nigel smith presents an authoritative text of marvells poetry accompanied by extensive annotations giving an unprecedented record of literary philosophical and theological analogues and allusions. Andrew marvell is the author of two of the best known poems of the 17th century the wittily persuasive to his coy mistress written in the early 1650s and the garden which is lush . Blair worden reviews the poems of andrew marvell ed by nigel smith 1201am bst 14 sep 2003 few lovers of english poetry do not love the poems of andrew marvell but it was not always so the . Little known as a poet in his own time andrew marvell 1621 78 was a patriotic politician and champion of religious toleration during the restoration although long celebrated for the great love lyric to his coy mistress the last century has seen his wider reputation as a poet grow significantly as readers have acclaimed not only his technical excellence but the appeal of his verse to
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