A Dead Man In Deptford

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Random House, Oct 31, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
4 Reviews

'One of the most productive, imaginative and risk-taking of writers... It is a clever, sexually explicit, fast-moving, full blooded yarn'
Irish Times

A Dead Man in Deptford re-imagines the riotous life and suspicious death of Christopher Marlowe. Poet, lover and spy, Marlowe must negotiate the pressures placed upon him by theatre, Queen and country. Burgess brings this dazzling figure to life and pungently evokes Elizabethan England.

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User Review  - olfmanl - LibraryThing

You have to be a scholar of Elizabethan literature (at least) to understand and appreciate this book. I don't have that knowledge so I cannot give this book a high rating for the general reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Eamonn12 - LibraryThing

If you find Christopher Marlowe fascinating, you’ll find this book fascinating. If you don’t, well… I am really sorry about your cultural impoverishment. My sincere condolences. Christopher Marlowe ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He served in the army from 1940 to 1954 before becoming a colonial education officer. It was while he held this post that doctors told him he would die, and he decided to try to live by writing. A prolific and respected author, Burgess died in 1993.

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