1593, Elizabethan England
In a turbulent time of wars,
famine, and religious persecution, Christopher Marlowe struggles to balance his
life as England’s most popular playwright with his duties as a government spy.
Suddenly, when he falls under suspicion of atheism, a
capital crime, Marlowe fears his many powerful enemies have launched a
conspiracy to have him executed...
With only a few days to clear his name, he quickly enlists
the aid of a young William Shakespeare – one of the few friends he can still
trust. Together, they race through Marlowe’s tangled life of crime, espionage,
and noble connections to expose the conspiracy and save him from the hangman’s
But will anything save a man as troubled as Marlowe?
weaves historic details about the life of playwright Christopher "Kit"
Marlowe and his contemporaries into a compelling tale of political
-- Publishers Weekly
"A delightful romp... Both Marlowe and Shakespeare are fully realized,
very likable characters... Scarsbrook does a masterful job of describing
an England on the verge of the seventeenth century."
"A lively and entertaining adventure tale... most enjoyable."
--The Marlowe Society
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Described by Tennyson as the 'Morning Star' of Elizabethan drama,
Christopher Marlowe is considered one of the greatest playwrights in the
English language. This book gathers together all the crucial
information needed for a study into the life of Marlowe, including a
detailed timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive list of all
Marlowe's personal associates, and a collection of all the key primary
documents relating to Marlowe's dramatic life and death (e.g., The Privy
Council Note To Cambridge Authorities, The Dutch Church Libel, The
Baines Note, & much more).
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eBook, with a table of contents linked to every section, this book also
features a complete collection of Marlowe's plays and poetry.
- Dido, Queen of Carthage
- Tamburlaine The Great, Part One
- Tamburlaine The Great, Part Two
- The Jew Of Malta
- Doctor Faustus (from the Quarto of 1604, and from the Quarto of 1616)
- Edward the Second
- The Massacre at Paris
- Hero and Leander
- Ovid's Elegies (translation)
- Lucan's Pharsalia (translation)
- The Passionate Shepherd To His Love
- Dialogue In Verse
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