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The Reckoning By Charles Nicholl

The Reckoning

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In 1593 the 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 a bill - has long been questioned. This is a story of the Elizabethan underworld.

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The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe by Charles Nicholl

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. The author has written two travel books, "The Fruit Palace" and "Borderlines"; a study of Elizabethan alchemy, "The Chemical Theatre" and a biography of the pampleteer Thomas Nashe, "A Cup of News".

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GOR001293762
The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe by Charles Nicholl
Charles Nicholl
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1992-06-11
432
0224031007
9780224031004
N/A
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