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Language  English
Dewey Decimal  823/.914 20
Originally published  1993
Genre  Historical drama
OCLC  32241420
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ISBN  0-09-177977-4
LC Class  PR6052.U638 D42 1995
Author  Anthony Burgess
Country  United Kingdom
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Media type  Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages  272 p. (hardcover and paperback)
Similar  Anthony Burgess books, Classical Studies books, Speculative fiction books

A Dead Man in Deptford (1993) was written late in Anthony Burgess's life, and is the last of his novels to be published during his lifetime.

It depicts the life and character of Christopher Marlowe, one of the greatest playwrights of the Elizabethan era.

Plot

Starting in Marlowe's youth, Burgess paints a detailed picture of Elizabethan England. Marlowe's life as a homosexual may have had difficult consequences, but these were perhaps not as great as those of being a classical playwright and spy for Queen Elizabeth. Early in his spying career, Marlowe is instrumental in the discovery of the Babington Plot, but is sickened by the execution of the conspirators.

Marlowe is portrayed as a secretive, solitary and eventually isolated person. Burgess explores his sexual addiction and passion for the theatre.

References

A Dead Man in Deptford Wikipedia


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