The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe
J. Cape, 1992 - 413 páginas
This is a story of the Elizabethan underworld. It is a full-length investigation of the killing, tracing Marlowe's shadowy political dealings, his involvement in covert intelligence work, the charges of heresy and homosexuality against him. Critical new evidence is uncovered about his three companions on that last day in Deptford. Through Charles Nicholl's detailed research, a complex, unsettling story of entrapment and betrayal, chimerical plots and dirty tricks emerges.
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The Drury letter is especially revealing about the involvement of Richard Baines .
Prior to the discovery of this letter , we knew only about Baines ' s ' Note ' .
According to contemporary evidence , this ' Note ' was handed in on 27 May at
So of all these documents , the Baines ' Note ' is the most credible in terms of its
provenance . It is not a forgery , not a plant , not a plea - bargain . It is presented
by Baines as a cool - headed itemisation of Marlowe ' s ' damnable judgement of
Richard Baines wished to accuse Marlowe of heresy . That is all we can be sure
of : its motive , which is to incriminate , to make Marlowe a criminal . One has to
take the ' Note ' more as a performance than as a text . It is neither a lie , nor the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - BlinkingSam - LibraryThing
The winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Non-fiction Gold Dagger Award in 1992 Charles Nicoll has written a fascinating literary detective story. What did happen to Kit Marlowe? Why was he killed ... Ler crítica na íntegra
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Fascinating - and very well written as well. My best non-fiction find of the year. Ler crítica na íntegra
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