A Dead Man in Deptford
With A Dead Man in Deptford, Burgess concluded his literary career to overwhelming acclaim for his re-creation of the Elizabethan poet Christopher Marlowe. In lavish, pitch-perfect, and supple, readable prose, Burgess matches his splendid Shakespeare novel, Nothing Like the Sun. The whole world of Elizabethan Englandófrom the intrigues of the courtroom, through the violent streets of London, to the glory of the theaterócomes alive in this joyous celebration of the life of Christopher Marlowe, murdered in suspicious circumstances in a tavern brawl in Deptford more than four hundred years ago.
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Review: A Dead Man in DeptfordUser Review - Jakey Gee - Goodreads
[Had this on the 'London Novels' list for ages]. Very evocative and an impressive stylistic feat. Captures the odour, filth and butchery of the time (so *that's* what hung, drawn and quartered means ... Read full review
Review: A Dead Man in DeptfordUser Review - Derek Bridge - Goodreads
The life of Christopher Marlowe, reimagined by Burgess. It has everything you expect of Burgess: complex, linguistically rich, scholarly, and unafraid to take up positions on Marlowe controversies ... Read full review