The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

Vintage, 2002 - 568 páginas
This is an investigation of the killing of Christopher Marlowe, tracing his shadowy political dealings, his involvement in covert intelligence work, and the charges of heresy and homosexuality against him. Critical new evidence is uncovered about his three companions on that last day in Deptford and about the sinister role of the informer Richard Baines. The Reckoning is also a revelation of the whole extraordinary underworld of Elizabethan crime and espioinage, a secret theatre in which nearly every historical figure familiar to us, from hack poet to queen's high minister, seems to have played a part.

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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

THE RECKONING: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

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First published in Great Britain in 1992, The Reckoning brilliantly re-creates the dark underworld of Elizabethan spies and conspiracies that enmeshed the 29-year-old poet/playwright Christopher ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Charles Nicholl has written two travel books, The Fruit Palace and Borderlines; a study of Elizabethan alchemy, The Chemical Theatre, and a biography of the pamphleteer Thomas Nashe, A Cup of News. He has also written a reconstruction of Sir Walter Ralegh's search for El Dorado, The Creature in the Map, and Somebody Else, which won the 1998 Hawthornden Prize. His work has appeared in Granta, Rolling Stone and the Independent.

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