A Dead Man in Deptford

A Dead Man in Deptford

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Recreates the life of the notorious playwright Christopher Marlowe, a reputed atheist and homosexual, and his times, capturing the atmosphere of Elizabethan England

Blackwell North Amer
The whole world of Elizabethan England is recreated in Anthony Burgess's new novel, a joyous celebration of the life of Christopher Marlowe, murdered in highly suspicious circumstances in a tavern brawl in Deptford three hundred years ago.
Burgess presents a kaleidoscope portrait of the most vivid age in British history, at the center of which is the story of one man - a towering genius in the theater, but riven by conflicts both sexual and political. How Kit Marlowe is seduced into the devious world of Elizabethan espionage through his relationship with a ruthless spy-master is one theme, involving power-politics, religion and the devastating consequences of failure; his rapscallion drinking and roistering another; his passion for the theater, for poetry, for the language he was in the very process of forming a third.

Baker
& Taylor

The author's last novel recreates the life of the notorious playwright Christopher Marlowe, a reputed atheist and homosexual, and his times, capturing the atmosphere of Elizabethan England. By the author of A Clockwork Orange. 30,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Pub., c1995
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786701926
0786701927
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 24 cm

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