Wife to Mr Milton
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.
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WIFE TO MR. MILTON: The Story Of Marie PowellUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
There's a strange fascination in this unusual story of the sixteen year old girl who became the wife of the famous poet —it's a holding story despite its deliberately archaic style, for it is told as ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ladybug74 - LibraryThing
The language used in this book was a bit dated and stuffy, so it was a slow read at times. There was a lot of information that was interesting from a historical standpoint, despite the dated language that was used. Read full review