The Reckoning: the murder of Christopher Marlowe by Charles Nicholl
Call Number: PR2673.N53 1995
Publication Date: 1995-07-15
In 1593 the brilliant but controversial young playwright Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death in a Deptford lodging house. The circumstances were shady, the official account--a violent quarrel over the bill, or "recknynge"--has been long regarded as dubious. Here, in a tour de force of scholarship and ingenuity, Charles Nicholl penetrates four centuries of obscurity to reveal not only a complex and unsettling story of entrapment and betrayal, chimerical plot and sordid felonies, but also a fascinating vision of the underside of the Elizabethan world.