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Christopher Marlowe : poet & spy

Author: Park Honan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Park Honan's exciting new biography highlights Christopher Marlowe's dangerous career as a part-time spy, as well as his evolving relations, especially with Shakespeare. We see how his creative imagination helped to save him even among thugs, and brought him a brief, dazzling success. His street fights, friendships, so-called homosexuality, talk, and personal habits are in close focus. The book includes an ongoing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Honan, Park.
Christopher Marlowe.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005019761
Named Person: Christopher Marlowe; Christopher Marlowe; Christopher Marlowe; Christopher Marlowe
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Park Honan
ISBN: 9781429488426 1429488425 9780198186953 0198186959 9780191518607 0191518603 1280766387 9781280766381 9786610766383 661076638X
OCLC Number: 169915958
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 421 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Birth --
Petty school and the parish --
The King's School --
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge --
Into espionage --
The Tamburlaine phenomenon --
Doctor Faustus --
A spy abroad --
The keen pleasures of sex --
A little matter of murder.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: Park Honan.
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Highlights Marlowe's career as a spy, and his relations, especially with Shakespeare. We see how his imagination helped to save him, and brought him a brief success. His street fights, so-called  Read more...


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This impressive volume must surely be recognised as the standard Marlowe biography * Roger Hards, The Marlowe Society Newsletter * Honan's great strength lies in his ability to capture the physical Read more...

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