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The Reckoning The Murder of Christopher Marlowe (Paperback)

Author:  Charles Nicholl
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0226580245
ISBN-13: 9780226580241
Sku: 30031329
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  424
Edition Number:  2
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In 1593 the brilliant but controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house. The circumstances were shady. Nicholls penetrates four centuries of obscurity to reveal a complex story of entrapment and betrayal. Winner of the Crime Writer's Gold Dagger Award for a nonfiction thriller.
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In 1593 the brilliant but controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house. The circumstances were shady. Nicholls penetrates four centuries of obscurity to reveal a complex story of entrapment and betrayal. Winner of the Crime Writer's Gold Dagger Award for a nonfiction thriller.
In 1593 the brilliant but controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house. The circumstances were shady, the official account—a violent quarrel over the bill, or "recknynge"—has been long regarded as dubious.||Here, in a tour de force of scholarship and ingenuity, Charles Nicholl penetrates four centuries of obscurity to reveal not only a complex and unsettling story of entrapment and betrayal, chimerical plot and sordid felonies, but also a fascinating vision of the underside of the Elizabethan world.||"Provides the sheer enjoyment of fiction, and might just be true."—Michael Kenney, Boston Globe||"Mr. Nicholl's glittering reconstruction of Marlowe's murder is only one of the many fascinating aspects of this book. Indeed, The Reckoning is equally compelling for its masterly evocation of a vanished world, a world of Elizabethan scholars, poets, con men, alchemists and spies, a world of Machiavellian malice, intrigue and dissent."—Michiko Kakutani, New York Times||"The rich substance of the book is his detail, the thick texture of betrayal and evasion which was Marlowe's life."—Thomas Flanagan, Washington Post Book World||Winner of the Crime Writer's Gold Dagger Award for Nonfiction Thriller|||
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A nonfiction account of the death of Christopher Marlowe.
Author Bio
Charles Nicholl
Charles Nicholl is the author of a number of travel books as well as "The Reckoning", an award-winning investigation into the murder of Christopher Marlowe.

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Washington Post Book World
"The rich substance of the book is his detail, the thick texture of betrayal and evasion which was Marlowe's life." - Thomas Flanagan

New York Times
"Nicholl's glittering reconstuction of Marlowe's murder is only one of the many fascinating aspects of this book. Compelling for its masterly evocation of a vanished world, a world of Elizabethan scholars, poets, con men, alchemists and spies, a wolrd of Machiavellian malice, intrigue and dissent." - Michiko Kakutani

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeEdition:   0002
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0424
Product attributePublisher:   University of Chicago Press
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