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The reckoning : the murder of Christopher Marlowe

Author: Charles Nicholl
Publisher: London : J. Cape, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first full-length investigation of the killing of brilliant, controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe in 1593. It traces Marlowe's shadowy political dealings, his involvement in covert intelligence work, and the charges of heresy and homosexuality against him. Charles Nicholl penetrates four centuries of obscurity to expose not only a complex and unsettling story of entrapment and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Christopher Marlowe; Christopher Marlowe; Christopher Marlowe; Christopher Marlowe
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Nicholl
ISBN: 0224031007 9780224031004
OCLC Number: 26505200
Description: 413 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A torch turning downward --
1. The killing --
2. Reactions --
3. The intelligence connection --
4. Poets and spies --
5. The Low Countries --
6. The frame --
Epilogue --
Appendix: 'False trails' --
Notes --
Sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Charles Nicholl.

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In 1593 the controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging-house. The circumstances were shady, the official account - a violent quarrel over a bill -  Read more...

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