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Transformations of love : the friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin

Author: Frances Harris
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is an account of the curiously passionate but platonic friendship that arose between English writer and diarist John Evelyn (1620-1706) and Margaret Godolphin (1652-1678). Godolphin was a maid of honor in the court of King Charles II of England. When they met, Evelyn was a civil servant and horticulturalist, 48 years old, and had been married for more than two decades; Godolphin was 17. Evelyn's
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: John Evelyn; Margaret Blagge Godolphin; John Evelyn; Margaret Blagge Godolphin; Margaret Godolphin; John Evelyn; Margaret Blagge Godolphin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Harris
ISBN: 0199252572 9780199252572
OCLC Number: 50913056
Awards: Winner of Samuel Pepys Award 2005.
Description: x, 330 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The garden and the river --
Man of the shade --
Nuptial love --
Courtly love --
Conversion --
Seraphick love --
The serpent in the garden --
The marriage masque --
Godly housekeeping.
Responsibility: Frances Harris.
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John Evelyn ranks with his friend Samuel Pepys as one of the best loved of English diarists. This is a study of a controversial episode of his life: his 'seraphic' friendship with Margaret Godolphin,  Read more...

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