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

Author: Frances Harris
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Evelyn ranks with friend Samuel Pepys as one of the best loved of English diarists. He was a virtuoso: a man of letters and of science, an intellectual who was also devoutly spiritual." "In 1669, Evelyn began the most controversial episode of his life: a passionate 'seraphic' friendship with Margaret Godolphin, a maid of honour at the court of Charles II, 30 years his junior." "Set against the background of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Evelyn; Margaret Blagge Godolphin; John Evelyn; Margaret Blagge Godolphin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Harris
ISBN: 0199252572 9780199252572
OCLC Number: 59472105
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Samuel Pepys Award 2005Joint Second - Wolfson History Prize Winner 2003.
Description: x, 330 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Prologue ; 1. The Garden and the River ; 2. Man of the Shade ; 3. Nuptial Love ; 4. Courtly Love ; 5. Conversion ; 6. Seraphick Love ; 7. The Serpent in the Garden ; 8. The Marriage Masque ; 9. Godly Housekeeping ; Epilogue ; Appendices ; Bibliography ; Index
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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Her book leaves us with a vivid picture of 'a woman of true Wit' - and of the men whose lives she transformed. * Kate Chisholm, Telegraph * In her subtle analysis, [Harris] places Evelyn and Blagges Read more...

 
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