Set in Elizabethan England, Burgess's first novel for four years centres on the life of Christopher Marlowe, who was killed in suspicious circumstances in a tavern brawl in Deptford 400 years ago. It portrays a theatre genius riven by sexual and political conflicts. By the author of "Any Old Iron".
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Anthony Burgess's exciting story on Christopher Marlowe . All the characters are here , Queen Elizabeth , Walsingham & Sir Walter Raleigh .Review:
"Legendary intoxication with language and wordplay is very much in evidence as he (Burgess) evokes the raw, freewheeling spirit of the Elizabethan age" (The New York Times)
"The story is intensely true to the surfaces and smells of Elizabethan London, and also Burgess's own final meditation on his great themes, the sexual and artistic impulses, and their end in death. A masterpiece." (The Observer)
"If you want a Marlowe that breathes and an England that attacks the senses then you will find both in Anthony Burgess's astonishing final novel, A Dead Man in Deptford." (The Times)
"Burgess's novel moves with relish through fights, blasphemy and buggery to high talk of mathematics and necromancy in Raleigh's alternative think-tank, all written in well-judged pastiche." (The Independent)
"A fast, funny, flawless recreation" (The Week, Hilary Mantel)
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