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A Dead Man in Deptford

(ISIS Large Print)

By Anthony Burgess

(14)

| 9780753151099

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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 Continue

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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    What a waste

    The writing in this one is nearly as bad as Nothing Like the Sun. Avoid it if you can.

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    Max said on May 10, 2008 | Add your feedback

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    I love Marlowe's tragedies, his larger-than-life personality, his perplexing story. Apparently, Burgess did too, and wrote a charming book in a rich, spell-binding language. Kit comes very much alive, very much infuriating and very much endearing. Bu ...(continue)

    I love Marlowe's tragedies, his larger-than-life personality, his perplexing story. Apparently, Burgess did too, and wrote a charming book in a rich, spell-binding language. Kit comes very much alive, very much infuriating and very much endearing. But look out for his dialogue with God in Rheims Cathedral: masterful!

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    Martinbenedick said on Jun 1, 2007 | Add your feedback

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