Reckoning, The The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

Reckoning, The
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780099437475
  • Druk: New edition
  • oktober 2002
  • 608 pagina's
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In 1593 the brilliant and 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 the bill, or recknynge - long regarded as dubious. The Reckoning is the first full-length investigation of the killing, tracing Marlowe's shadowy political dealings, his involvement in covert intelligence work, and the charges of heresy and homosexuality against him. There is critical new evidence about his three companions on that last day in Deptford and about the sinister role of the informer, Richard Baines. More important, The Reckoning is an enthralling revelation of the extraordinary underworld of Elizabethan crime and espionage, a secret theater in which nearly every historical figure familiar to us, from hack poet to Queen's high minister, seems to have played a part. Here, in a tour de force of precise scholarship and dazzling ingenuity, Charles Nicholl penetrates four centuries of obscurity to reveal not only a complex and unsettling story of entrapment and betrayal, chimerical plot and sordid felonies, but also a fascinating vision of the underside of an entire culture.

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An absorbing detective story with many twists and dark secrets. It is a passionate tale that haunts the imagination -- Michael Sheldon Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year Remarkable...for the first time reveals the true mystery of his death... Extraordinary The Times A book full of wit, scholarship and ingenuity... Extraordinary -- Colm Toibin Irish Times A remarkable academic thriller, a brilliant recontruction -- Michael Coveney Observer This book blows open the world of Elizabethan espionage, and presents the most comprehensive case yet for disbelieving the official inquest Independent

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
New edition
Verschijningsdatum
2002-10-03
Afmetingen
19,8 x 13,2 x 3,7 cm
Aantal pagina's
608 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Charles Nicholl
Uitgever
Vintage Publishing

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9780099437475

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2002-10-03
Subtitel
The Murder of Christopher Marlowe
Thema Qualifier Code
3M
Thema Subject Code
FV

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