Winner of the 2013 Desmond Elliott Prize
Longlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction
"You're the author of the greatest plays of all time."
"But nobody knows.
""And if it gets out, you're dead." On May 30, 1593, a celebrated
young playwright was killed in a tavern brawl in London. That, at
least, was the official version. Now Christopher Marlowe reveals
the truth: that his "death" was an elaborate ruse to avoid a
conviction of heresy; that he was spirited across the English
Channel to live on in lonely exile; that he continued to write
plays and poetry, hiding behind the name of a colorless man from
Stratford--one William Shakespeare.
With the grip of a thriller and the emotional force of a sonnet,
this remarkable novel in verse gives voice to a man who was
brilliant, passionate, and mercurial. A cobbler's son who counted
nobles among his friends, a spy in the Queen's service, a fickle
lover and a declared religious skeptic, Christopher Marlowe always
courted trouble. In this memoir, love letter, confession, and
settling of accounts, Ros Barber brings Christopher Marlowe and his
era to vivid life in "The Marlowe Papers."
St Martin's Press
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