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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In this sense the public reactions to Marlowe ' s death are valuable not for any
answers they give us , but for the questions they continue to raise : how and why
was Marlowe killed ? The first question , barring any major new discovery of ...
Or rather , it seems to ask the wrong kind of question about the relationship
between Marlowe ' s work as a poet and his position as a government agent .
There certainly is a relationship : the young man who was described in 1587 as
This raises serious questions about the ' Remembrances ' . In Essex ' s eyes ...
The question - mark over the ' Remembrances ' becomes a question - mark over
the whole investigation of Marlowe as atheist in May 1593 . The charges against
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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
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - Mouldywarp - LibraryThing
Fascinating - and very well written as well. My best non-fiction find of the year. Ler crítica na íntegra
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