The Marlowe Papers

The Marlowe Papers

A Novel

Book - 2013
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"On May 30, 1593, a celebrated young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at least, was the official version. Now Christopher Marlowe reveals the truth: that his "death" was an elaborate ruse to avoid a conviction of heresy; that he was spirited across the English Channel to live on in lonely exile; that he continued to write plays and poetry, hiding behind the name of a colorless man from Stratford--one William Shakespeare. With the grip of a thriller and the emotional force of a sonnet, this remarkable novel in verse gives voice to a man who was brilliant, passionate and mercurial. A cobbler's son who counted nobles among his friends, a spy in the Queen's service, a fickle lover and a declared religious skeptic, Christopher Marlowe always courted trouble. Memoir, love letter, confession, and settling of accounts, The Marlowe Papers brings Christopher Marlowe and his era to vivid life"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250017178
1250017173
Characteristics: xiv, 445 pages ; 22 cm

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ser_library Jul 06, 2013

poetry, even sonnets--a tour de force and readable too

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