A Dead Man in Deptford (1993)

A Dead Man in Deptford (1993)
by Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess is a masterful novelist whose playful sense of linguistics informs this wonderful novel that speculates about the life and death of Shakespeare's contemporary, the playwright Christopher Marlowe. 

Christopher Marlowe

Burgess has steeped himself in the history and language of Elizabethan times, and the result is a completely successful evocation of that era in all its beauty and horror, with its philosophic adventurers bravely seeking truth and its dogmatic religious authorities plunging nations into war. 

Anthony Burgess

Intellectually challenging and emotionally moving, this is one of the finest novels I have read in quite a while.


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