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A Dead Man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess
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Nov 10, 2009

it was amazing

A poignant, atmospheric novel about the last days of the playwright Christopher Marlowe, who was killed in a brawl in a tavern in Deptford, probably assassinated in connection with spying activities. Burgess's language is rich and evocative as usual and nuanced to the Elizabethan style, and transports one back to the scenes and rumbustious, violent times.
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