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 England—from the intrigues of the courtroom, through the violent streets of London, to the glory of the theater—comes 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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