Wife to Mr Milton Paperback / softback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
Marie Powell is sixteen when her father marries her to the poet John Milton in payment of a debt.
They move to a pretty garden-house in London, but she struggles to adjust to her new life.
Her husband is high-minded and unyielding, and only makes Marie long for the man she really loves.
As Civil War sweeps across England and the King is killed, a battle starts to rage between husband and wife - one that only the powerful can win.
Told through the fictional journals of Milton's wife, Robert Graves's sympathetic and sensitive reconstruction of her tragic life is also a convincing, linguistically rich portrait of seventeenth-century England as it is ravaged by war.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/12/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141197500
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