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The Complete Works of Christopher Marlowe: Volume 2, Edward II, Doctor Faustus, the First Book of Lucan, Ovid's Elegies, Hero and Leander, Poems
A critical old-spelling edition of the complete works of Marlowe edited on the principles that Professor Bowers more than any other scholar has established. Through a choice of copy-texts that stand nearest in direct line to the lost manuscripts, the works are presented in as near the original form as can be recovered, in respect of spelling, punctuation, capitalisation ...more
Paperback, 552 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press
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This review is only of Lucan's first book, which is translated here by Kit Marlowe. It is a wonderful and amazing history and argument for Lucan and beautiful translation for Marlowe, where his mighty line is wonderfully apparent. Even the translation mistakes, some deliberate, are interesting. This is one of Marlowe's least read works. Do not neglect it.