Nigel Smith

Biography

Nigel SmithNigel Smith is William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature at Princeton University, to which he came from the University of Oxford, England, in 1999. He has published widely on seventeenth century and history, and his interests included poetry, poetic theory; literature, politics and religion; heresy and heterodoxy; radical literature; early prose fiction; women's writing; journalism; censorship.

He has published two books with Yale University Press, Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon (2010), a TLS 'Book of the Year' for 2010, and Literature and Revolution in England, 1640-1660 (1994).

His other major works are Is Milton better than Shakespeare? (Harvard UP, 2008), the Longman Annotated English Poets edition of Andrew Marvell's Poems (2003, rev. 2007), a TLS 'Book of the Year' for 2003, and Perfection Proclaimed: Language and Literature in English Radical Religion 1640-1660 (Oxford UP, 1989). He has also edited the Journal of George Fox (1998), and the Ranter pamphlets (1983), and co-edited with Nicholas McDowell The Oxford Handbook to Milton (2009).

Titles by the Author