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Inhaltsangabe: This is the definitive book about the man who revolutionised English drama and English poetry - and was murdered in his prime. David Riggs evokes the atmosphere and texture of Marlowe's life, from the stench and poverty of a childhood spent near Canterbury's abattoirs to the fanatical pursuit of classical learning at school. Marlowe won a place at Cambridge University, where he entered its world of eighteen-hour working days, religious intrigue and twilight homosexuality. The gifted student was not immune to the passions and fears of the wider society, and Riggs describes the mood of England in those years when Elizabeth's crown was anything but secure, and Spain and the Papacy were determined to overthrow her regime. Looming above everything is the Elizabethan state and its spy rings, with which Marlowe was already involved by the time he left Cambridge. His undercover missions brought him into contact with Catholic conspirators who were plotting to kill the Queen; yet as a playwright and thinker he was attracted to the most unorthodox and threatening idea of all - atheism. Marlowe brought a wonderful new lightness and musicality to English verse, but was held in little esteem during his lifetime and his works were scrutinised for heresy. As a writer of plays, he was literally on the margins of London life, working on the edge of the city where prostitutes and thieves scratched a living. Eventually, the combination of espionage, dangerous knowledge, homosexuality and suspected treason proved deadly to him. Marlowe's brief life was enigmatic, contradictory and glorious - and this magisterial work of reconstruction and scholarship illuminates it with immense richness.
Über den Autor:
David Riggs is a professor of English at Stanford University. His previous books include Ben Jonson: A Life. He lectures regularly at leading universities in the
United States and Great Britain, and has written articles for The Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Shakespeare Quarterly, among others. He lives in Stanford, California.
Buchbeschreibung Faber and Faber, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1017305
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Buchbeschreibung Faber and Faber, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. hardback, 8vo, signature of a previous owner to front free endpaper o/w very good in a well preserved dust jacket that has faded to spine, b&w illustrations, 411pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 188070
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Buchbeschreibung Faber & Faber, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. illustrated 411 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004539
Buchbeschreibung Faber & Faber, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st ed. 1st printing. "Christopher Marlowe was both our first great poetic dramatist and a defiant rebel against social norms of religion, sexuality and the law." "Told with imagination, verve and profound scholarship." B&W in-text illustrations. Fairly heavy so may need some extra postage according to destination. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003193
Buchbeschreibung London : Faber, 2004. First Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 411 pages; xiii, 411 p. : ill ; 24 cm. Summary: This is the definitive book about the man who revolutionised English drama and English poetry - and was murdered in his prime. David Riggs evokes the atmosphere and texture of Marlowe's life. Marlowe's brief life was enigmatic, contradictory and glorious - and this magisterial work of reconstruction and scholarship illuminates it with immense richness. Subjects: Marlowe, Christopher 1564-1593. Dramatists, English - Early modern, 1500-1700 - Biography. 1 Kg. 411 pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 223296